This fascinating memoir presents moving vignettes of life on a ranch in northwestern New Mexico beginning early in the last century. Barbara Mallery tells the story of her familythe Evon Z. Vogt familywith insight, respect, fondness and humor, concentrating on the years between 1905 and 1986. She might have been writing about many families who lived the ranching life during that erain Northwestern New Mexico, but of course, each family's story is unique. The book is designed to resemble a colorful scrapbook with actual family photos, clippings, and other personal mementos. It is illustrated with more than 30 historical photos that portray a land of enduring history and the people who walked it: Navajos, Hispanics, pioneering men and women who came to the Southwest from the Midwest and the East.
"Barbara Mallery writes with lyricism and restraint about good times, hard times, and everything in between. . . . A vivid and poignant little book, full of shining culture and shining people. . . . A special addition to the history of New Mexico."John Nichols