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You'll laugh and cry over the adverntures and escapades of Pat's close-knit, fun-loving famly who lived by the old values of hearth and home. There's Mom Dunker's "gentleman cow", Dad's Christmas gelatine, a mysterious corpse, a marauding tomcat called Slick Blue, sparrows in a brother's wedding bed, and much, much more.
From wild horseback rides to Model A Fords, home-made bread to "mouse pies", here are memories of the pleasures and hardships of country living you'll never forget.
Author Pat Likes teaches English at Hannibal-LaGrange College. Pat and husband, Marvin, parents of three children, live in Barry, Illinois.
Posted March 6, 2000
This book is about growing up in a large family from the youngest daughter's point of view. The time is the 1940's. The place is a big farm right across the Mississippi from Mark Twain's town, Hannibal. This book is just plain fun to read, and will make you feel great when you remember how life 'used to be.'Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.