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BOOKS AUTHORED BY VIOLA PAHL


THROUGH
THE
IRON LUNG
(out of print)
GRANNY LOVES
JEWELS AND
SCHMETTERLINGE
(BUTTERFLIES)
$10
GOLD
IN
LIFE'S
HOURGLASS
$5
GRANNY'S
LOVE/HATE
AFFAIR
WITH THE
EX GENERATION
$5
GRANNY'S
LOVE/HATE
AFFAIR
WITH A
COMPUTER
$5
IS GRANNY
HALF-ALIVE
OR
HALF-DEAD?
$5
GRANNY LOVES
TO SPEAK UP
AND HATES
TO SHUT UP
$10
UNDER CONSTRUCTION:
HOW TO BE INCOMPATIBLE
AND LOVE IT…
especially if Grandpas have
INCOME
and Grannies are
PATIBLE



Postage is additional. Above prices are in Canadian funds.
In U.S. funds, the $5 books are $3; the $10 books are $7
Contact Viola Pahl via e-mail if you wish a book/s. viola@pahl.ca



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INFORMATION ON EACH BOOK


THROUGH THE IRON LUNG

In the 1950s, Viola wrote THROUGH THE IRON LUNG. It sold for 50 cents a copy. In 1998, she was informed by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Canada that the book is now worth $20 because of its archival value. In 1999, Viola had contact with the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. In the course of exchanging e-mails with the head librarian of the Glenbow Museum, Viola mentioned the above book. The librarian responded that the Museum has a copy of THROUGH THE IRON LUNG in its collection. It is valued because it contains information regarding the polio epidemics in Alberta, where Viola resided at the time she contracted polio and spent nine months altogether in several hospitals. Although out of print, most of the IRON LUNG story has been incorporated into the GOLD IN LIFE'S HOURGLASS book described below.

In March 1999, Viola sent a copy of her second book GOLD IN LIFE'S HOURGLASS to the Museum. The events in this book contain information on immigration settlement in Alberta, rural churches in Alberta, etc. This is the reply, dated March 25, 1999, Viola received from the Museum:

Dear Mrs. Pahl:

I would like to thank you for the copy of GOLD IN LIFE'S HOURGLASS which you recently donated to the Glenbow Library. It is very evident from this book that your faith and your family are extremely important to you, and that they have been of great help to you as you've confronted life's many challenges. May I offer my best wishes to all of you - especially to you and your husband - and, once again, thank you for thinking of Glenbow.

(signed Lindsay Moir, Senior Librarian)




GOLD IN LIFE'S HOURGLASS

This book is an autobiography. In it, Viola Pahl tells of her early childhood. She was raised in a bootlegging/alcoholic home in Vancouver's inner city. At age fourteen, she committed her life to God. Following marriage, Viola and Fred Pahl trained for ministry. A tragic event occurred: when Viola was seven months' pregnant, she contracted polio. She spent a short time in the iron lung. Her baby son was born in perfect health. Viola has acquired mobility with the use of crutches/wheelchair. In spite of dealing with a physical handicap, the Pahls have had an exciting life in ministry, in the work place, and in travels. The price is $5.00 ($3.00 US) + postage.

The chapter titles are:

1. B.C. and A.C. Time
10. A Time To Heal
2. A Time To Be Born
11. A TIme To Conquer
3. A Time Of Turmoil
12. A Time To Work
4. A Time Of Decision
13. A Time To Serve
5. A Time To Mourn
14. A Time To Laugh
6. A Time To Marry
15. A Time To Love
7. A Time Of Detour
16. A Time To Grow Old
8. A Time Of Patience
17. A Time Of Harmony
9. A Time Of Travail
18. Unborn Tomorrows



GRANNY'S LOVE/HATE AFFAIR WITH A COMPUTER

With unbounded enthusiasm, Granny surfs into cyberspace: from a clunky manual typewriter—to a space-age computer; from snail mail—to e-mail; from stacks of encyclopedias—to CD Roms. Granny's struggles and successes with modern technology are brilliantly described. Her book contains many enriching and inspiring quotations. Granny's personal experiences will captivate readers young and old. Those who do not operate computers will be able to understand this non-technical computer book. The price is $5.00 ($3.00 US) + postage.

The chapter titles are:

1. Granny's Classy Clan
  9. Granny's Fanciful Files
2. Granny's Love/Hate Philosophy
10. Granny's Computer Capers
3. Granny's Fight with the Villain Virus
11. Granny's Spelling Skulduggery
4. Granny's Incredible Cuss Words
12. Granny's Jolly Jokes
5. Granny's Rouguish Rodent
13. Granny's a Funny, Frugal Fossil
6. Granny's Amazing Minorities
14. Granny's Deletes: Distressful or Delightful?
7. Granny's Painful Perfection
15. Granny's Surfing into the 21st Century
8. Granny's Gender Gems
 



GRANNY LOVES TO SPEAK UP and HATES TO SHUT UP

Over 200 pages of interesting anecdotes about preachers, politicians, writers, doctors, inventors, and even several stories about man's best friend: dogs. Each chapter is preceded by a page of Wit and Waggery, and you will enjoy many chuckles! The price is $10.00 ($7.00 US) + postage.

The chapter titles are:

1. Granny Loves to Speak Up
  8. Aisle, Altar, Hymn
2. Musings from the Manse
  9. Doomed Deliveries
3. Amazing Phrasing - Zest and Jest
10. Snooze in the Pews
4. Anatomy of a Speech
11. Stop the Clock!
5. Anatomy of a Speaker
12. Wordless Communication
6. Pious Preachers
13. Granny Hates to Shut Up!
7. Personalities with Pizzazz
 



GRANNY LOVES JEWELS and SCHMETTERLINGE (Butterflies)

This book is of a devotional nature, and it contains fascinating stories of jewels. The chapter titles are self-explanatory. Many true life stories and parables will challenge the reader. A most fascinating account of how the Pahls met television star Jaclyn Smith (one of the original Charlie's Angels) on filming location in British Columbia, plus the remarkable gift Jaclyn Smith sent to Granny, is included. The price is $10.00 ($7.00 US) + postage.

The chapter titles are:

1. Granny Loves Jewels
  9. Jewels of Royalty
2. Jewels from A - Z
10. Bible Jewels and Birthstones
3. Gold and Silver
11. Precious Jewels
4. Diamonds
12. Trivia Treasures
5. Pearls
13. Nature's Jewels
6. Jewels and Crime
14. Jewel Phrases with Praises
7. Jewels and Romance
15. Jewels of Eternity
8. Jewels of the Rich and Famous
 



IS GRANNY HALF-ALIVE OR HALF-DEAD?

Granny explores various themes to encourage readers to face life with a positive outlook even when circumstances appear hopeless. She writes: "Replace negatives with positives. There is grace for the race. Because we are blest with the best, we can have years without fears." In Chapter Five (Lords of the Wards) there are many anecdotes about the pranks patients played on the nurses, and Granny, the chronic comic, writes about a few of her own plots. The price is $5.00 ($3.00 US) + postage.

The chapter titles are:

1. Half-Alive or Half-Dead?
5. Lords of the Wards
2. Qualms or Psalms?
6. Convert the Hurt
3. Is God Nowhere or Now Here?
7. Recharge Your Batteries
4. Cheerful Chatter
8. A Celebration of Life



GRANNY'S LOVE/HATE AFFAIR WITH THE EX GENERATION

Does the EX Generation belong to the Dinosaur Age? The EX Generation refers to those of mature age who are EX-teachers, EX-nurses, EX-farmers, EX-mechanics, and so on. "Granny" has many suggestions for this age group who have many challenges to meet. In the chapter "Unique Antiques Without Creaks" Granny has gathered stories about the amazing exploits some seniors have tackled. EX Generation people have a lot of humour, and Granny's jokes in chapter four are prefaced by "It is not a sin to put a grin on your chin!" The price is $5.00 ($3.00 US) + postage.

The chapter titles are:

1. The Ex Generation
  7. Is Memory a blessing or Distressing?
2. WWW.YOUNG.BC
  8. Unique Antiques Without Creaks
3. Be Wise - Exercise
  9. Are You a Golden Age Sage?
4. Put a Grin on Your Chin
10. Dare to Share
5. Family and "Out-Laws" - Bliss or Blahs?
11. Last Rights, Last Writes, Last Rites
6. Are You Happy?
12. Finish the Race with Grace




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