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Dynasty on the Texas Plains : Short Stories of Life and Customs on the Plains of Texas

Gaston, Bonnie Faye James

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ISBN 10: 1436334810 / ISBN 13: 9781436334815
Published by Xlibris Corporation, 2009
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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No marks, very clean. The author's memories of growing up in a family of eleven children in the Dust Bowl of the Texas Plains during the 30's. Inscribed inside cover to Linda by the author. ; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 113534

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Title: Dynasty on the Texas Plains : Short Stories ...

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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My son asked me to write the things I did while growing up The two chapters I thought I could write became forty four chapters My memories are happy moments as I grew up during the Depression in a wonderful Christian home six miles south of Littlefield Texas The moment my Father saw me he called me his Plains Angel My Mother was a kind and thoughtful person with a precious disposition and always spoke with positive words Living with my brothers and sisters was like having my best friends with me at all times Life was great even with the sandstorms turning our daylight to darkness planting black eye peas instead of cotton because of little rainfall gathering eggs from tall haystacks hoeing cotton from dawn to dusk and learning how to preserve fruits vegetables and meat for our winter food My Father was a great farmer and helped provide electricity and a party line telephone system to our rural community He is known as Mr REA Rural Electrification Administration in Littlefield Texas I researched my Littlefield School system in 1913 and found Mr George W Littlefield had donated land for a one room school building Ms Willie Armstrong taught school in April May and June with a yearly salary of forty dollars My dream to help children and fill their lives with sunshine came true the day I began my teaching career in Plainview Texas After writing about World War I World War II and the following wars I have a better understanding what my two brothers and other family members must have endured I am thankful my three wonderful sons Terry Dale and Randy with their adventures at home church school Scout trips did not have to experience the pain of war My life has been blessed with a wonderful husband three great sons that are successful a great daughter in law and two precious grandchildren Trevor and Lane My joyful memories growing up on a Littlefield farm with my wonderful family gave me the foundation I needed for my life s adve

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