New PDF release: All but the Waltz: A Memoir of Five Generations in the Life
By Mary Clearman Blew
In language resembling the wild fantastic thing about titanic Sky nation, Mary Clearman Blew offers us a glimpse into the lives of her kin as she strains their connection to Montana’s typical and human panorama. starting together with her great-grandparents’ arrival in 1882 in Montana--still a territory then--Blew relates the tales that make up her life.
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And the curious mail order advertisements for horn weights and emasculators. And the names of the breeders themselves: Bodley Herefords. Woodard and Sons. "We'll be Jack Hogeland and Daughters," my father said. But when my little sister turned five, my mother said, "I can't teach two of them at home. " We started at the Duck Creek school, where my father had gone. It was eight miles away, out of our district, but our own school lay on the other side of the Judith River and was out of the question.
High. Fortunately the road was clear ahead and away they went. We watched the wild run. You have played crack the whip. At every turn, the trail wagon was the popper but it righted and right side up with care again it went on . . the leaders were a good lively yoke and thoroughly broke to keep the road but several times a miss step made by one of the string on the narrow grade looked as if we would have a surplus of coyote bait & kindling wood. Is this passage a kind of diary entry on scratch paper?
His fiddle hung in the attic of the stone house in the Snowies for years after mice gnawed away the soundboard. Probably a part of it still hangs there. Dirt Roads 47 When my father was two years old, the gentle horse Albert was riding stepped in a prairie-dog hole and threw him, fracturing his skull. He recovered from the fracture, but a few months later, straining hard to lift a wagon out of a mudhole, he collapsed and was dead within a few days. When I was five, my father bought back the home ranch on Spring Creek from his grandfather's estate.
All but the Waltz: A Memoir of Five Generations in the Life of a Montana Family by Mary Clearman Blew