The Would-Be Pioneers



She was a little princess, flaunting her curls and bows


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She was a little princess, flaunting her curls and bows

Her mother always had her in pretty little clothes

She had the boys all wrapped 'round her toes

Maybe somewhat spoilt, Heaven only knows

From "Tulsie" Town, life was rich I suppose

But Mom and Pop thought it besta goes

They loaded up, said goodbye to their woes

Their hopes, their dreams in the Colorados

They never made it, as the story goes

But found their purpose in helping those

The ones in need whether friends or foes

And gave new life to the Pueblos

The ranches they worked, where the rooster crows

Brought blisters and aches from their heads to their toes

They toiled in the soil, as the mighty wind blows

With dust in their throats and some in their nose

The plains were hard, where little grows

The winters were harsh and they nearly froze

Life was taught, by the seeds that were sowed

Growing through hardships and struggles I'm told

But with Ruth firmly planted, and weeds pruned with hoes

Mom and Pop led, down the straight and narrow rows

With a sprinkling of nurturing love, all in one large dose

Caused the flower to face the sun, and blossom as a rose


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619042292
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2011
  • Pages: 540
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 1.09 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    This book really helps identify the true American Spirit of the

    This book really helps identify the true American Spirit of the pioneers that struggled for freedom. It includes every century from America's birth through the 1940's. The struggles that our country endured made us what we are today! So much we can learn from them. Check out the video on the book on You Tube; titled "The True Pioneers of America." Very enlightening!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Very well written, very historical, and highly recommended

    This book has two parts. The first part is a wonderful true story written by Ruth Smith Wilcoxson, regarding her life growing up on the plains of Oklahoma and Texas in the early 1900's. It depicts her life as a little girl, an only child, who was born in Indian Territory in 1906. Ruth was raised in a good home near Tulsa. Her grandfather became very involved in politics and was one of the first representatives in the early Oklahoma legislature. Ruth's life began to change from one of subsidence to one of abstinence when her Mom and Pop decided to homestead in Colorado; leaving all secure boundaries behind. They never made it to Colorado. Each mile on their journey, they were given opportunities to extend their help to those in need. It led them to the plains where they battled the dust, illness, and hardships. They worked on well-known ranches in the Texas Panhandle and then on to New Mexico in the 30's where the Indians were still in their primitive state and the mode of transportation was by horse or wagon. They moved 25 times within a 50 year period. Their experiences toughened their skin and backbone, but not their heart, which was strengthened by their faith.
    The second part of the book is a journey back in time in the life of this family as well as the life and birth of this great nation. It reveals men and women of different nationalities and beliefs, who dreamed of a country where they could be free in all aspects of their life. They all hungered for freedom that we now currently take for granted. It takes us back to the 1500's during tremendous persecutions they faced, the brave journey to America in the 1600's, the battles with Indians and the great wars fought by these hardy pioneers for our freedom; the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812,the Civil War, and the rebuilding of America. The history revealed in this book is unlike the history in our school textbooks; it goes deeper into the stories of the common men and women that experienced it. It becomes real. It allows the reader to understand and feel what they endured. They were passionately intense in their fight for freedom, faith, and justice, creating a foundation for who we would become as a country and who we would become as individuals. The great heritage of this country was not only formed by our great founding fathers whose names we know, but also every soul that stepped foot upon the new soil of America. Their blood, as well as their son's, paid a very large sum for our liberty, as well as our servicemen and women do today. Our heritage is a treasure; one to be proud of, one to never forget, one to forever hold sacred, and one to secure for our future descendants.

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