Growing up is a challenge in everyone's life, but when you have a sister it can be exciting. There is someone to share chores with and someone to play with — every day. Childhood can be fun, but it can also be threatened by the unexpected. Innocence can be disrupted quickly and cause changes in a life that are only revealed years later. The journey of childhood recorded by these two sisters will thrill you beyond imagination. You will laugh at regular incidents they experienced as a part of life on the farm. You will feel the disappointment of weather as it dictates the economy of a family who did not irrigate, but lived by the day to day winds that brought sometimes refreshing rain, or just as likely, a damaging hail storm that could destroy a crop and leave them no choice but to start over again. Written from the vantage point of each sister, the chapters are woven together to form a beautiful tapestry of their early years. Their love for each other and for all their family is evident with every line. The setting of these stories is a rural dry land farm and ranch in Union County, New Mexico where the sky was the deepest azure blue, the billowing clouds were the purest white, and the sunsets were breathtakingly beautiful. All of these things, and more, truly made this their Land of Enchantment. Originally these stories were to be the innocent stories of their childhood but as they wrote, a deeply buried secret was uncovered. A secret of their childhood fifty years old — a pain that literally brought them to their knees. Do they tell the whole story? Once the truth is known, can it be unknown? They opted to tell the whole story — a story of innocence and abuse, but at last forgiveness and healing. Go along with them on their journey, read "Winds of Change."
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Janice is a mother, grandmother, sister and preacher's wife. While raising three girls, she would often entertain them with stories of her childhood. Somewhere along the way someone said "This needs to be written down." Over the years, the thought of putting the memories in writing would appear and then just about as quickly disappear. Gretta, the mother of two sons and the grandmother of two granddaughters, spent most of her adult life serving as the Assistant to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Oklahoma. Much of that time was dedicated raising her children as a single parent. Shortly after Gretta's retirement they discovered they had both envisioned writing the same book. Quickly the thought arose they should do it together. With the aid of unlimited long distance calling they were able to synchronize their thoughts to compile these memories.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 240 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.60 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1478287470