About the Book
In "A Look at Life"
Elizabeth shares her reflections of nature and people.
In "Cabin Musings"
Elizabeth introduces the reader to the special spot on Moose
Lake near Hayward, Wisconsin where her family has vacationed
for over 60 years. Her observations and love of nature are reflected
in "Seasons."In "Start Living Again,"
she brings her understanding and compassion to those who may
be struggling to get on with their lives after experiencing shattered
In "On the Lighter
Side" and "Visions" a variety of topics from serious
social comments to trimming toenails are addressed.
About the Author
Elizabeth Haling was born in Chicago, Illinois
and grew up in Dubuque, Iowa. She graduated from The University
of Dubuque in 1947 with a major in Psychology and a minor in
After marrying and raising three children,
she entered the teaching profession in Hinsdale, Illinois and
began graduate work in the field of Early Childhood Special Education.In 1977 she married Russell Haling and moved
to Hayward, Wisconsin where they have been active in the community
for the past 25 years.
Among her many interests are memberships in
the Women's Fellowship of the Spider Lake Church, the P.E.O.
and Lioness organizations, and the Northworders Writing Group.
Her hobbies include golf, bridge, painting, knitting, and fishing.
A few words from the author ...
What motivates me to write the way I do?...I don't know if I can put my finger on it. Being raised in the Depression, teen years during WW11, starting graduate school and a career of teaching at the age of 40 all must have had something to do with it..How else does one cope except by being positive, sensitive, insightful, and looking for a bit of humor as life goes on.
Why do I like living "Up North"?...I love the changing seasons. They present so many new beginnings, and add a certain rhythm to the years as they pass. The mid-west atmosphere and culture is so basic, and I have never lived where there are as many community oriented , caring, volunteering people as there are in Hayward.
Why is the book broken down into sections?...I had decided that, at my advanced age (77) I had better go through the folder in which I had been putting my writings for the past 35 or 40 years, and make three copies of everything so I could leave one to each of my children. As I re-read everything I categorized the contents. My husband encouraged me to share my writing with more than my children, as he was sure other people would be able to relate to and enjoy many of the things I had written. After submitting some poems which were accepted and printed in various publications (Trailblazer, Wisconsin Poets' Calendar, The Discerning Poet,among others) I decided maybe he was right; so contacted Rev. Heins about self-publishing.