An Oklahoma farmer’s daughter
born with excessive energy becomes a Baptist, an
NBC Newscaster, a Seeker, a Single Parent, a Qabalist,
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"If you have ever known me by any combination
of my four names,
Mavis or Joan, Huff or Mathews, you may very well
find your name on a page of this book. My goal was
to tell my story like it is, from my perspective.
I did not intend to embarrass or expose anyone, but
For the most part, my younger life parallels millions of others from what is
now called “the greatest generation.” We are on our way out now, but because
we’re tough, many of us are still trying to be useful, to contribute something.
We were “designed” to take care of the tasks of our generation, reaching adulthood
in the throes of World War II, filled with patriotism and hope for the future
of the greatest nation on Earth.
It is only recently that all of those molds have
been dissolved in a determined effort to express
individuality; some say it’s the Aquarian Age. But
relatively speaking, I broke the mold pretty early
on. I climbed a forbidden windmill and ate of forbidden
fruit when I was six.
The most daring thing that I ever did was to break
away from the Baptist church at seventeen and later
to proclaim myself a new age thinker when I was twenty-eight.
I will share with you what drove me to that decision
and go on to prove that it was only a beginning."
LUCKY AT EIGHTY” NOW AVAILABLE
“Getting Lucky at Eighty,” a fast-moving autobiography
by Mavis Mathews is an easy and inspiring read.
Originally intended to be shared only with the four
boomers she raised, a powerful and dramatic realization
of the advantages of turning eighty years old in
2006 changed all that.
The decision to publish this very candid and intimate
story of her life came with that new perception of
aging. She has never been happier, never been more
grateful, or more accepting of herself and of life
as it continues to unfold. Aging is the final stage
of living. Why can’t it be the best part? The dessert?
This new release offers hope and inspiration.
The true life story begins on a farm in Oklahoma
where she is born with excessive energy and excessive
expectations. She excels in school, graduates from
a private broadcasting school and becomes an NBC
newscaster at twenty-two. Later she marries, bears
two sons and two daughters which she ends up raising
by herself. She never stops moving from place to
place; she loves too much and eventually conquers
deadly pride, but it was her search for God that
has dominated her life. This is a spiritual love
Mathews still sells real estate, plays bridge,
is an active Toastmaster, and an enthusiastic writer
of thought-provoking articles which she calls “think
pieces” and intends to publish. She has lived on
the Mendocino coast in Northern California since
January of 1995.
“Getting Lucky at Eighty” (ISBN 1-4251-1276-5)
is an 8” x 5” quality soft-cover book printed on
demand by Trafford Publishers in Victoria, Canada, www.trafford.com
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