Norman author’s new memoir depicts Pocasset’s olden times

NORMAN, Okla. — Author Frank E. Heaston announces the nationwide hardback release of his historical book, “A Paean to Pocasset: A Tribute to a Small Town.”

In this captivating memoir, Heaston takes readers back in time. In Pocasset, Oklahoma, there were times of fear and worry, money shortage, casualties and hardships of war; but through it all, there was serenity and love and the sharing of burdens and problems. However, most of those who went through it all would gladly experience these times again.

Heaston believes that the struggles of Pocasset could be a challenge for any community, yet while history paints a bleak picture of times during the Depression and the Dust Bowl, the author reminds readers how America’s faithful survived and overcame life during the Depression, the Dust Bowl and World War II — not to mention those frigid winters where the only source of heat was a small stove, which was far away from the icy cold blankets in the bedroom.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Heaston does not let his age and his difficulty with technology stop him from writing and sharing his work to others. The author, who is in his 80s, thanks Lindy LeFlore for helping him with this interesting book. Heaston, who lives in Norman, Oklahoma, is also a professor in journalism, who has written several contributions for Sooner Magazine.

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