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WELCOME AUTHOR CLEO LAMPOS
Friday, October 14, 2016 by Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOK: A Mother's Song

AUTHOR: Cleo Lampos

PUBLISHER: Createspace

GENRE: Historical fiction- Orphan train

SERIES OR STAND ALONE: Stand alone

TARGET AGE: Adult women 30-60

 

AUTHOR CLEO LAMPOS WAS MY GUEST ON THE OVER 50 WRITER A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO. TODAY, IT IS A PLEASURE TO WELCOME HER HERE AS SHE SHARES ANOTHER ASPECT OF HER EXPERIENCE AS THE CREATOR OF HER HISTORICAL FICTION WORK, A MOTHER’S SONG.

 

CLEO IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY OF A MOTHER’S SONG TO TWO PEOPLE WHO SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING.

 

THE ORPHAN TRAIN:  WRITING FROM THE HEART

by

Cleo Lampos

 

It was the right time in my life for the questions to be raised. As I stood in the Stearne County Museum in St. Cloud, Minnesota, the thoughts rolled over and over in my head and my heart. “What kind of mother would give a child to be taken away on a train to the Midwest?” Then, the chilling consideration. “Who would adopt an orphan sight unseen?” The books in the museum’s gift shop showed pictures of children standing in front of steam engine trains with stern faced matrons. The titles of the books always included the words: orphan train. I left the gift shop with several bags of resources to study.

 

Over the next two years, story of Irish immigration, 30,000 homeless waifs living on the streets of Five Points (NYC), and the Children’s Aid Society emerged. The circumstances for the historic transfer of 250,000 urchins over 75 years from New York City to the Midwest resonated uncomfortably for me. Of Irish descent, my mother endured domestic abuse and mind-numbing laborious jobs. Like the children in the book, I lived in foster care because it was safer than the streets or being at home. The issues of the past reflected in my own life, and I realized how strong my mother had been all those years. New respect for her as well as my foster mothers shaped the plot of the novel, A Mother’s Song.

 

Needing more research, my husband and I attended the Little Falls Orphan Train Reunion, at which I met four persons who rode the orphan trains. Several hundred descendants of rides told their stories in pictures and words. For a weekend getaway, we traveled to the Orphan Train Complex in Columbia, Kansas to visit the museum and talk with the curator. All this added information helped to create historical fiction with realism and accuracy.

 

A Mother’s Song traces the Irish experience in the United States from 1880 to the turn of the century. The orphan trains transferred about 300 homeless street kids per month for 75 years, and agents found homes for them with God-fearing farm families. The success rate is remarkably high, as most of these traumatized children grew into adulthood and became contributing members of society.

 

A four year old child stands on the train platform with her fragile baby brother. They will eventually fulfill the longings of two mothers, and begin legacies of hope for others oppressed by poverty and prejudice. A poignant tale of faith and courage against unfathomable odds. A Mother’s Song.

 

A Mother’s Song is available on Amazon in both Kindle and print editions.

 

DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN A COPY OF A MOTHER’S SONG BETWEEN NOW AND TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25TH AT MIDNIGHT MDT. (REMEMBER, TWO WINNERS WILL BE DRAWN!)

 

Cleo Lampos is a retired school teacher who enjoys speaking to senior groups, book clubs, genealogy and quilting guilds about the orphan train and other topics. She helps her husband can and freeze from their urban farm. Both participate in the Community Garden that supplies local food pantries. They are active in their church’s activities. Visit Cleo at her website.

 


Comments

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 10/17/2016 5:05:36 PM

Hi Waneta, and thank you so much for stopping by the blog. Your endorsement of Cleo''s book is most appreciated!

Waneta Martin From Homewood, IL At 10/17/2016 4:41:23 PM

I read this book about a year ago. cleo gave me the book when I took our couusin to visit. I had read another book about the orphan trains in our church ecommended reading. I found the storiws compelling. cleo''s book was especially heart warming and the characters were so real.

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 10/16/2016 8:35:27 PM

Hi Evelyn! Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting your friend Cleo. The more compliments I hear about her book, the more compelling it sounds.

Evelyn Cullet From Burbank, Illinois At 10/16/2016 3:38:20 PM

I''ve read, A Mother''s Song, and it''s full of wonderful characters that jump right off the page and into your heart. She''s a very talented and caring writer and I''m proud to say that she''s also my friend.

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 10/15/2016 10:38:10 PM

Wow, Maralyn! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and sharing with us about your history and your endorsement of Cleo''s book.

Maralyn From Rhode Island At 10/15/2016 10:31:24 PM

I read this book. We have ancestors who came on the orphan train but it was long ago and hard to understand. The story helped me see the conditions and causes for the moment in history as well as making the people ""real"". It showed challenges faced in the new lives as well. Excellent book.

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 10/15/2016 5:43:25 PM

Hi Jan. Thank you for visiting the blog and leaving a comment for Cleo. I agree that her students were blessed to have a teacher with such passion for her subject.

Jan Bos From Palos Heights At 10/15/2016 4:50:07 PM

Your books always show so much research and personal experience. The children you taught were blessed to have you as a teacher.

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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SEVEN
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AUTHOR GINA WELBORN RETURNS
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WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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WHAT DOES ADVENT MEAN TO YOU?
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10/14/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
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WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
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AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY WRAPS UP PURE GENIUS SERIES
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
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WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
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WHAT DO YOU MISS?
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
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DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
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WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
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POINT TO POINT TO POINT
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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BY THE NUMBERS
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WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
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WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
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WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
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SITTING IDLE
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It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
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10/14/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
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10/14/2016

WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
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10/14/2016

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
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10/14/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
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UNEXPECTED ACTS OF KINDNESS
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REVIEW OF THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS
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AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
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10/14/2016

SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
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WHEN FINE IS NOT REALLY FINE
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MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
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PLAY BALL!
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10/14/2016

JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
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10/14/2016

ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BY H. L. WEGLEY
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THE THIEF BY STEPHANIE LANDSEM
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10/14/2016

HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
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HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
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WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
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10/14/2016

INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
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WHERE ARE YOU THE MOST VULNERABLE?
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10/14/2016

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
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10/14/2016

Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
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10/14/2016

Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
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Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
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10/14/2016

What We Can Learn From the Olympics
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10/14/2016

Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
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Baby, It's Cold Outside!
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A Matter of Perspective
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10/14/2016

Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
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Monopoly!
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10/14/2016

welcome author Cheri Swalwell
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What Did You Mean By That?
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Wildlife Video
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10/14/2016

My Best Reads of 2013
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The Dumbest Kid in School
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Good-bye to 2013
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Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
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One Spectacular Christmas Display
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Where are You Going This Advent Season?
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Shared Experience
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Facing the Monster
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Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
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I'll Be Happy When...
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10/14/2016

Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
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10/14/2016

I Can't Do This!
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10/14/2016

BREAKING THE RULES
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10/14/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
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10/14/2016

Vulnerability to Fear
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Faith and Fear
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Those Temporary Interruptions
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10/14/2016

Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
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Starsongs Giveaway Contest
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Taking Stock
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Welcome Author Janet K Brown
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10/14/2016

Winter - Bah Humbug!
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Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
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Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
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Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
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Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
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10/14/2016

The last Day of the Christmas Season
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Accountability in the Extreme
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10/14/2016

The day after Christmas
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It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
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10/14/2016

The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
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10/14/2016

Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
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Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
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The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
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News From Nashville & Beyond
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Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
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Welcome Home!
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10/14/2016

Confessions of a first book editor
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Going Home
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GPCWC in Restospect
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Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
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10/14/2016

I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
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Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
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An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
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Nano Day 11 - um - day 1?
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