More Stories from the Round Barn
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BeschreibungThe much anticipated companion volume to Stories from the Round BarnIn Stories from the Round Barn, readers were introduced to life on the farm that W. J. Dougan founded in 1906 near Beloit, Wisconsin, where they had built an unusual round barn. Using anecdotes, stories, and vivid description, Jacqueline Dougan Jackson detailed her recollections of the hardships and satisfactions of farm life and the struggles -- both communal and personal.Those who are acquainted with the first book will find the familiar cast of family members: Grampa, Grama, Daddy, Mother, Jackie and her siblings, Daddy's brother Trever and the foster-daughter Esther, who are now joined by others who have a part in the life of the farm and the surrounding community. You will meet Miss Egan who creates a stir as a woman barn-hand, a one-armed milkman who mysteriously vanishes one fine day, and Aunt Lillian who almost single-handedly keeps the farm going through the 1918 flu epidemic. The life and times on and near the farm are marked with drama, but also comic relief as Jackson relates how Fritzi, a neighbor boy, beats out Jackie in a World War II school scrap drive by acing her tractor with his steam engine, a Methodist cow sings at a Roman Catholic wedding, and Jesus makes an appearance as a Green Bay Packer. These are just a few samples of the rich narratives that Jackson has assembled as she continues her loving tribute to life on the Dougan farm as lived according to her grandfather's motto which he painted on the silo, "Life as well as a living."
Untertitel: Bilingual. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NORTHWESTERN UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2002
Seitenanzahl: 287 Seiten