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By Harlene J. Reeves-Ritchie,Bill Ritchie

“I used to be born bad, didn’t have any attendants at my start, other than my mom and 13-month outdated sister, Sylvia. strong chilly in Montana through the wintry weather; my Dad walked out on snowshoes, yet didn’t come again in time with the document. terrible Daddy—another lady. So I acquired 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 begun 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 while her brother blew off his hand by way of hammering a dynamite cap with a rock. one other brother virtually died from consuming carbide cookies. This woman had an strange adolescence, starting to be up close to a death mining city referred to as Jardine, no longer faraway from Gardiner, Montana, at the fringe of Yellowstone Park. Her publication is a must-read when you are attracted to the disappearing Wild West as visible during the eyes of a bit girl.

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