Out to Pasture - but not over the hill Author:Effie Leland Wilder This charming first novel by eighty-five year old Effie Leland Wilder stars Hattie McNair, an inveterate journal- keeper and eavesdropper extraordinaire. Hattie's humor and indomitable spirit make OUT TO PASTURE an amusing and heartwarming look at the often-avoided topic of aging. — Hattie lives in FairAcres Home, a retirement community in South ... more »Carolina. Over dinner one night, Hattie overhears a fellow resident planning her own funeral---complete with a caterer so her daughter-in-law's potted meat pate' doesn't make the funeral-goers sorry they came! Hattie begins her journal the same evening to capture the whole absurd scene--and so begins the story of Hattie's experiences "out to paature."
Through these personal journal entries and letters to a friend "on the outside," Hattie tells the stories of the high--and low--times at Fairacres. In OUT TO PASTURE, Mrs. Wilder presents an uplifting story of living life to the fullest no matter what your age.« less