Little Heathens

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Mildred Armstrong Kalish grew up on her grandparents' Iowa farm during the Great Depression. Kalish counts herself among the lucky of that era. She had caring grandparents who possessed the pioneer virtues of their forebears, teachers who inspired and befriended her, and a barnyard full of animals ready to be tamed and loved. She, her siblings and their cousins worked hard and played hard.

Filled with recipes and how-to tips, Little Heathens portrays a world of hardship tempered...

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Overview

Mildred Armstrong Kalish grew up on her grandparents' Iowa farm during the Great Depression. Kalish counts herself among the lucky of that era. She had caring grandparents who possessed the pioneer virtues of their forebears, teachers who inspired and befriended her, and a barnyard full of animals ready to be tamed and loved. She, her siblings and their cousins worked hard and played hard.

Filled with recipes and how-to tips, Little Heathens portrays a world of hardship tempered by kinship, kindness, and simple pleasures. Recounted in a luminous narrative filled with tenderness and humor, Kalish's memoir of her childhood shows how even the bleakest of times can seem like "quite a romp."

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  • ISBN-13: 9781602851917
  • Publisher: Center Point Large Print
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Large Print Edition
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction
The Family
Foreground     17
Great-Grandpa Jonathan     30
Aunt Belle     37
Thanksgiving     48
Building Character
Oral Influences     61
Literary Influences     74
Religious Influences     80
Thrift     95
Medicine     106
Chores     120
Farm Food     134
An Especially Pleasant Chore     166
Water Windmill     169
Milking and Other Nightly Chores     172
Wash Day     177
Outhouses     184
Fall/Winter
Country School: Monroe Number 6     193
Box Social     203
Gathering Nuts     206
Gathering Wood     216
Winter Is Icumen In, Lhude Sing Goddamm!     220
Town School: Garrison     228
Spring/Summer
Leisure Time     239
Gardening     251
Spring in Yankee Grove     260
May Baskets     270
Birds     274
Animal Tales     278
Raccoons and Other Critters     289
Epilogue
Me     301
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