"Between these God-given boundaries, there lies a wealth of stories, legends, human accomplishments, heartache and dreams of three great races of mankind. One race was lost in the tumult of Time, one was driven from its native land, and one has progressed to life with almost unknown abundance. It is the greatness of these people and the richness of the land they developed that has made Buckeye Memories."
- Ruth Smith Richards
Ruth Smith Richards was a well-known local writer in the early 1930's. Her work was published in several specialty magazines, and she wrote a weekly newspaper column, "When the Rainbow Comes Down in Ohio," in her hometown of Newark, Ohio.
Following her death in 1970, her daughter, Linda Richards Arms, collected all of her mother's writing and compiled it into two volumes. The Rainbow Comes Down in Ohio was published in 2002. Buckeye Memories, the second volume, is a special release for Ohio's Bicentennial in 2003.
Ruth Smith Richards' talent is evident in her prose as well as her poetry, and emphasizes her deep love for her home state of Ohio.
ISBN 1-887932-99-2; soft cover; 202 pages $16.95
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