97-year-old in Sikeston has book published - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

97-year-old in Sikeston has book published

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) -

A 97-year-old woman in Sikeston recently had her book published, a life-long dream.

Luella Duncan grew up on a farm in Stoddard County. She spent part of her life on a farm before getting married and moving to Kennett. Through all the years, she never gave up her love of writing.

Now, she lives at West Ridge Place in Sikeston, and she decided to sit down and write a book about her childhood in the Heartland.

“All my life I have tried to write something,” she said. “As a teenager, I was always writing something and I would send it away to some magazine and they would return it, rejected.”

Duncan said it never discouraged her.

“I would think well, they just don’t know,” she said. “I would just send it someplace else. So, I kept writing and sending, writing and sending, and so finally I wrote this book.”

She told us how it felt when she learned her book would be published.

“Oh, it was a thrill,” she said. “It wasn’t that I was so surprised. I thought, finally they know, and it was thrilling.”

Duncan has other hobbies like painting. In fact, she also painted the cover of her book.

Copyright KFVS 2013. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY Today due to severe weather

    FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY Today due to severe weather

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:37 AM EDT2018-07-20 13:37:03 GMT
    A First Alert Action Day has been declared for today, July 20 due to severe weather. (Source: KFVS)A First Alert Action Day has been declared for today, July 20 due to severe weather. (Source: KFVS)

    A First Alert Action Day is being issued for Friday due to the threat of significant severe weather late in the day and into the evening.

    A First Alert Action Day is being issued for Friday due to the threat of significant severe weather late in the day and into the evening.

  • Victim identified in deadly shooting in Caruthersville

    Victim identified in deadly shooting in Caruthersville

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:40 AM EDT2018-07-20 12:40:09 GMT
    Caruthersville Police are investigating a deadly shooting. (Courtesy: Rob Foote, KFVS)Caruthersville Police are investigating a deadly shooting. (Courtesy: Rob Foote, KFVS)

    Caruthersville police chief Tony Jones says his department is investigating a deadly shooting. 

    Caruthersville police chief Tony Jones says his department is investigating a deadly shooting. 

  • First Alert Action Day: Keep your weather app handy

    First Alert Action Day: Keep your weather app handy

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:11 AM EDT2018-07-20 12:11:44 GMT
    First Alert Action Day due to storm threat today. (Source: KFVS)First Alert Action Day due to storm threat today. (Source: KFVS)
    First Alert Action Day due to storm threat today. (Source: KFVS)First Alert Action Day due to storm threat today. (Source: KFVS)

    This afternoon and evening could get rough for parts of the Heartland. Lisa Michaels says parts of the Heartland were upgraded to a moderate risk of severe weather. Large hail, heavy winds and isolated tornadoes are the primary threats.  Stay with First Alert Weather for the very latest.  It's a good idea to keep your mobile devices charged in case there are any power outages. 

    This afternoon and evening could get rough for parts of the Heartland. Lisa Michaels says parts of the Heartland were upgraded to a moderate risk of severe weather. Large hail, heavy winds and isolated tornadoes are the primary threats.  Stay with First Alert Weather for the very latest.  It's a good idea to keep your mobile devices charged in case there are any power outages. 

Powered by Frankly