Magical Years: A Boyhood Revisited

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931646055
  • Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: Expanded Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 455
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
1. The "Mountains of the Prairie" 1
2. The Great Depression: 1929 - 1939 17
The View from Washington, DC 17
The View from Pipestone 23
3. Childhood Memories 31
4. English Roots: From Barrington to Benjamin 39
5. Maternal Lineage: Bedells and Bohns 47
6. The University of Minnesota: Study and Finances 57
7. The Mexican Border Service and Marriage 61
8. Medical Practice and Family Rites of Passage 67
9. The Richness of Not Having 77
10. Canning Days 83
11. Canning Days, II 89
12. Hunting: Rite of Passage to Manhood 95
13. Deer Hunting: Primordial Bond of Father and Son 101
14. Family Trauma: The Summer Terror and The Accident 109
15. Home Management and the Hobo 117
16. Depression Era Haircuts 129
17. The Farm House Call 135
18. Father's Black Bag 145
19. Experiencing Medical Treatment 153
20. The Family Altar--The Dining Room Table 163
21. Going to the Lake 171
22. The Churches--Sanctifying the Profane 183
23. Our Wesleyan Heritage 195
24. Methodist Pastoral Shepherds 211
25. Summer Revivals and Rituals 219
26. Depression Era Merriment 225
27. Christmas and National Holidays 237
28. Close Friends 247
29. A Sluggish Scholar 253
30. Puberty and Pimples 259
31. Athletics--Passages to Manhood 267
32. Memorable Pipestone Pedagogues 279
33. Mentoring Under a Dutch Farmer 293
34. Bringing in the Sheaves 313
35. Mentoring Under a French Sheep Farmer 323
36. A Gandy Dancer on the Milwaukee Railroad 333
37. The Saloon 341
38. Girls--the Forbidden Fruit 353
39. An Iron John Father 361
40. The Thunder of War 373
41. "To Arms" at Pipestone 387
42. Pipestone: The Eternal and Mythic Village 405
Epilogue: The Great Depression: A Legacy of Values 421
Selected Bibliography 449
Index of Names 453
About the Author 456
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