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Today I praise God for His mercies every day!
Ritchie was fourteen years old when she first met her great aunt Hallie and fully expected her to be a frumpy old lady. She was wrong. Thirty years later an old tattered box bound together with frayed twine containing treasures and keepsakes, would lead Ritchie on a twenty-five year journey, often accompanied by her mother-in-law. They would visit six states and journey nearly fifteen thousand miles.
As the years and miles accumulated so did the participants whose lives were intertwined with the story of Hallie’s life, love, loss, and legacy.
Ritchie had set out on a journey to remember but discovered so much more.
I just finished reading your book “ The Treasures of the Tattered Box”. I really enjoyed the adventure but also the eternal life lessons! Thank you for all your research and writing!
- Kathy R
You will laugh out loud a few times, and weep, and look forward to HOW is she going to end this beautiful story? It's worth the read. Time well spent. It's "wonderful. Wonderful."
- Karen S
Travel around the country with Ritchie as she searches for answers to the life of her dear Aunt Hallie. The many quotes from Mom H gave me a chuckle as they truly were the way she said things and viewed life. Everyday was an adventure for her. An enjoyable read.
I downloaded the book at 6:00 and just finished it. I didn't mean to read it all in one setting but I couldn't stop. I plan to read it again on vacation and take it more slowly so as to savor every image and detail. I laughed and was convicted and cried. The ending is Wonderful! Wonderful! And we should take time to remember.
- Betty Jo
Truly one of the most heart-warming books I have read. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to meet Richie’s mother-in-law and Aunt Hallie. I enjoyed this trip Richie took us on. It brought memories of my childhood, and a special great-aunt. Anyone who reads this book will enjoy and truly be blessed.
- Susan R
Ritchie's adventure to discover the stories behind Hallie Rogers left me thinking. Around every page or chapter there is a lesson that life never stops moving forward, and what you do today becomes the past people will remember you for, good or bad. And it determines how you will look back at what you did in the past. Are you living today in a way you will regret down the road? Are you taking time to show the ones you love how much you care? Are you seeking to make the world a better place each day for God's glory? Is He your refuge in both the good and the bad times? Do you love others the way you want to be loved? These are all questions I found myself asking as the adventure unfolded and Ritchie discovered many new people and places, and shared much of her life trials and victories along the way. I highly recommend this page-turner.
- Trent W
Ritchie Dawn Hale may have been the only gray-haired lady in her writing classes at Murray State University, but that didn’t stop her from earning her Bachelor’s Degree before her fiftieth birthday.
She has written for Upper Room, SBC Life, Campus Life, and other publications. A pastor’s wife of fifty years, mother of three, and Nonna to ten, her life is an adventure. Since retirement from teaching she continues to enjoy time at the beach, writing, and photography.