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Student Publishes Book After 50 Years

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It has taken five decades to finish, but Peggy Baumgardner is finally making her dream of publishing her own book come true.

She started her book in Mr. Avey's class at the age of 16. Back then it was a short story, and she aced it. But it ended up in storage.

It wasn't until decades later, when Peggy's mom discovered it in an old box.

So she began writing, bit by bit.

And once it was finished, she called Mr. Avey to let him know that her paper had transformed into a book.

And because Peggy was so inspired by the little note at the top of her paper, she wanted to pay tribute to the man who inspired her.

This book has been the talk of the town, and Mr. Avey began to get noticed on the street.

He even wrote a little note in the back of the book for readers.

Peggy wanted to include him in her book signings but he passed away last week.

So at the very first signing, a chair will sit empty to remember the man who inspired her for more than half a century…


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