So silly, but we invariably wonder what folks are reading in their old photos. This woman in Eastern Kentucky's 1975 yearbook is reading what appears to be quite a scarce book today: the horse and girl novel Taffy's Foal
by Elisa Bialk. The novel was already decades old in 1975, and we suspect that it wasn't required reading for a class. Perhaps it reflects something about this dorm student adjusting to her new life? The book tells of one Nancy Irwin, who lives in Kentucky with her grandmother on a horse farm until her father in Chicago remarries. Nancy is forced to leave behind her beloved mare Taffy, who is in foal. Nancy must adapt to living in the city, make new friends, love her mare from a distance, and learn to love her stepmother. Note that this student is using her stuffed animal as a pillow and is flanked by more literature.