A bountiful journey, page by page

Woman recounts a lifetime of adventure in new autobiography


October 27, 2021

Scott Swanson

Angeline Fischer holds a copy of her autobiography, "Then Sings My Soul," a collaboration with daughter Cindy Fischer Cutts, a professional writer and editor in Hawaii. The 410-page book chronicles Fischer's 93 years, covering her life from Wisconsin to the mid-Willamette Valley.

One of Angeline Kieper Fischer's most vivid memories stems from when she and her husband Denny were living with their two daughters in Wisconsin, where the state's Green Bay Packers football team reigns supreme. 

"I had invited my sister and her husband and their kids over for dinner and we were going to watch the Packers game," she recalled. The kids wanted Denny to saddle up a pony so they could ride. He said he would – at halftime. 

"They were begging, 'Oh, please,' and he said the only way he'd do it sooner was if they brought it into the house."

Fischer said a few minutes later the...

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