She was shy and sedate, from a family of teachers and scholars. But it was love at first sight... To her family in Virginia she wrote hazily about the migrant "stiff" she had married. Bill was an adventurer who had left home at 14 with a nameless longing in his heart. "I can't take a soft life," he told his bride. "It rots a man." So they started their quest for "freedom" in sun-scorched Death Valley. Bill was exulted. "Free as a bird," he exclaimed. "All we have to do is toss our worldly goods o nthe burros and in five minutes we are moving! Who els in the world has so little and still so much?" As they roamed the deserts of Arizona and California on foot, making friends with prospectors and desert rats. Edna found herself absorbed in her new life. Sometimes she wondered how, gently bred, she was content to live in the crudest manner, eating the barest subsistence diet, wandering afoot across deserts, plains and badlands, sleeping under the stars, hobnobbing with miners, Indians, herders and bindlestiffs. It was because she and Bill has found inner peace. "In this place," Bill explained, "a man can find his God." Ms. Price tells her story with gaiety and humor. With a twinkle in her eye she recalls the harsh experiences which were part of the happiest years of her life.
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Book Description Strawberry Valley Press, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0913612006