Betty Ann Toenies Releases ‘The Postponed Wedding’

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New book chronicles one family’s journey through blizzard storms, farm life, modern development.

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Betty Ann Toenies became fascinated with the Armistice Day Blizzard after hearing stories of how it thwarted her parents’ wedding plans. She started researching about the incident in depth and in her book “The Postponed Wedding” (published by Xlibris), she shares what she discovered.

John and Leona plan to be married on November 12, 1940. It had been a lovely fall and the preparations were made at the farm Leona grew up on three miles north of Spring Hill. However, the famous Armistice Day Blizzard changed everything. Their story takes readers back to the 1940s, relating the decade’s weather forecasts, radio news and technology. The book also touches on the history of the land and the people who lived there.

An excerpt from the book reads:

“John drove a black 1937 Ford automobile, which he kept in tip-top shape and very clean. When they were ready to leave town, it had begun to rain, and they had driven a mile and a half when it suddenly became nasty. The rain changed to heavy, wet snow, and the wind picked up, bringing the visibility down to about twenty feet or less.”

“The Postponed Wedding” offers a glimpse into the life and genealogy of one family and the historical events that affected their journey.

“The Postponed Wedding”
By Betty Ann Toenies
Hardcover | 6x9in | 126 pages | ISBN 9781503574205
Softcover | 6x9in | 126 pages | ISBN 9781503574182
E-Book | 126 pages | ISBN 9781503574199
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
The second child of eight children, Betty Ann Toenies was always a listener and asked a lot of questions. Her voice carried very poorly, so speaking was not her strong suit. She attended St. Benedict’s High School and St. Gabriel’s School of Nursing. After 50 years in the nursing profession, she retired and decided if she would write a book, she better gets started.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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