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By Harlene J. Reeves-Ritchie,Bill Ritchie

“I used to be born terrible, didn’t have any attendants at my start, other than my mom and 13-month outdated sister, Sylvia. amazing chilly in Montana through the wintry weather; my Dad walked out on snowshoes, yet didn’t come again in time with the document. bad Daddy—another woman. So I obtained my identify, Harlene Jessie. i used to be ordered from the Sears Roebuck Catalog, as all my brothers and Sylvia were.”
With those phrases my mom started writing her girlhood thoughts. Her real money owed are often humorous: her tale of the runt pig, miraculously waxing fats after consuming the crankcase oil out of a version T Ford. occasionally undesirable, like “the worst day” in her existence whilst her brother blew off his hand by way of hammering a dynamite cap with a rock. one other brother nearly died from consuming carbide cookies. This lady had an strange early life, turning out to be up close to a death mining city known as Jardine, no longer faraway from Gardiner, Montana, at the fringe of Yellowstone Park. Her publication is a must-read while you're attracted to the disappearing Wild West as noticeable throughout the eyes of a bit girl.

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