Praise for A Scorpion Stings
The Scorpion Stings by Shirley Starkey is a
delightful tale of life in pre-revolutionary Iran as seen through
the eyes of an army officer's wife. The trail from initial culture
shock through frustration, fear and eventually delight is told with
Shirley deftly sprinkles humorous incidents in a tale that enables
the reader to see and almost taste and smell the musky environment
that is Tehran. All of this triggers memories for those of us who
have "been there" and will generate amazement in the uninitiated.
A young wife whose husband has to hit the deck running in his assigned
duties, is required to do virtually every thing else including homemaking,
food purchase and preparation, child care, transportation, scheduling
and the hiring of help from a thin and questionable reservoir. Add
to this cauldron advanced pregnancy and one begins to appreciate what
Shirley Starkey accomplished. Military wives, in my humble opinion,
are the un-sung champions of the Department of Defense! Read this
book and appreciate what military families face during foreign assignments.
It is all here, in charming detail.
Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Jr. Major General, USAF Retired