Come meet and read about Doodledear, my cousin’s clowndoll from the 1920s. Doodledear is my recollection of how things were in the good old days — safe,sweet,simple. For pure nostalgia, adults can also enjoy recalling how things felt as we lived and played in the 20’s. Doodledear knew how to teach a boy to grow up into a brave hero, a lesson for all ages.
Ruth Ada Clark, 92, was educated at University of Dubuque, University of Iowa, and Loras College. Doodledear is her fifth published book after Beauty in Bent Grass, Prescriptions for Boredom, Tribal Wisdom of the Old Testament, and He was My Brother, the Wisdom of Jesus Told By James. Clark is a retired teacher and still lives in Dubuque, Iowa.