New Book ‘Memories of the Heart’ Shows That Present is Built on Past

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Author Yvonne Woolfolk Britton imparts past reflections, gratitude to future generations through memoir.

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As she looks back, author Yvonne Woolfolk Britton chose to recall memories with gratitude to all those people who had shown her kindness and contributed to who she is today. “Memories of the Heart” (published by Xlibris) is a gift, a blessing of gratefulness embedded in her life story, she wants to pass on to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memoir that spans six generations, Britton’s book tells of her family’s bout with the Depression, the tears that were shed and the laughter that echoed in their house. A family’s journey as much as her own, Britton’s “Memories of the Heart” is a true testament how times can change and yet remain the same, and how one can survive regardless of hard times.

Sharing all there is to tell, Britton seeks to leave a good impression on the younger generation, showing them that everyone can make a change through his or her life in little ways — helping others and letting people see goodness through them — are just a couple of the ways.

“Memories of the Heart”
By Yvonne Woolfolk Britton
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 66 pages | ISBN 9781499026139
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 66 pages | ISBN 9781499026153
E-Book | 66 pages | ISBN 9781499026122
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Yvonne Ramona Woolfolk Barnes Britton was born in rural Virginia in 1930. After completing her studies at Virginia State College, she embarked on a successful career in New York City. She was employed with the board of education, Office of School Food and Nutrition Services for 34 years. She and her husband, Cleveland, retired and moved back to Virginia in 1990. At least once a year, she returns to New York to see a Broadway play. She also visits a casino in New Jersey or Maryland before returning to Virginia. She has volunteered at Capital Agency on aging and the Black History Museum in Richmond. The calendar on her desk is filled with activities: Bible study, exercise class, senior ministry at her church, and two or three times a week she plays duplicate bridge. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She is the matriarch in her family.

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