Author shares emotional stories about father, book

Tim Barnum
Teresa Irish visits with Sterling resident Dianna Stanley prior to signing a copy of her book "A Thousand Letters Home."
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Author Teresa Irish tells a story about her father, Aarol Irish.
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Omer Mayor Alice Sproule is joined by World War II veteran John Hoppe, author Teresa Irish and World War II veteran Chester Fisk after Irish’s presentation. The four led the crowd in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
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Teresa Irish brings up John Hoppe, of Au Gres, so the crowd can sing him “Happy Birthday.” Hoppe, a World War II veteran, was celebrating his 92nd birthday.
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Omer Mayor Alice Sproule welcomes guests to the old courthouse in Omer.
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Approximately 50 people packed into the Ye Olde Courthouse in Omer to listen to Teresa Irish.

There was plenty of laughter and plenty of tears during Teresa Irish’s presentation at Ye Olde Courthouse in Omer Sept. 17. Irish spoke about her father, Aarol Irish, whose letters home were the inspiration for her book “A Thousand Letters Home.” About 50 people attended the event, which included a book signing after Irish’s presentation ended. The event was sponsored by the Iosco-Arenac District Library.


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