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Virginia was born in Chicago, but as an infant taken to a farm in Virginia where she lived with her mother and sisters while her father stayed in Chicago.
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Published when she was more than seventy years old, Virginia Bell Dabney's book is a memoir of her childhood on a Virginia farm. Once There Was a Farm reveals a rural world dominated by the author's mother, Alice, a strong woman who lived apart from her husband and nurtured three daughters through all manner of hardships.
- Once There Was A Farm, Random House Publishing, 1990
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Once There Was a Farm: A Country Childhood Remembered
Random House. 1990
Dabney offers an evocative account of growing up on a backwoods Virginia farm during the 1920s and 1930s, the struggle to survive in the face of financial hardship, and the family and friends who surrounded her