Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family
"Home to the Wonder Bar, the Rialto Theater, and Lloyd's Confectionery, Casper was like many small towns in the 1940s - except it sat on mile-high Wyoming prairie stretching on as far as the eye could see. In this place so full of the sense of possibility, Lynne Cheney grew up listening to Queen for a Day on her family's Zenith radio, playing Wonder Woman with her friends, and dreaming at night that she could fly, soaring upward into the endless blue sky." "A place where girls could thrive, Casper was also heaven for boys. There were prairies to hunt, streams to fish, and at nearby Alcova Dam a five-hundred-foot spillway that served as a water slide on days when the trout weren't biting. One of the daredevils on the Alcova spillway grew up to be the man Lynne Cheney married, and she recounts their courtship in an era when teenagers went steady, cruised the local drive in, and played "Young Love" on the jukebox at the canteen." "Blue Skies, No Fences captures a time in our history when Americans felt sure of themselves and the future, and it captures a special place where optimism was part of pioneer lore and legacy. Drawing on a wealth of sources, Mrs. Cheney interweaves in her memoir the stories of westward-moving men and women - Puritans and Mormons, Germans and Scots Irish - whose journeys brought her family and the vice president's to the high Wyoming plains. Persisting through sickness, war, grievous accidents, and financial calamities, these resilient and hopeful people kept heading west, believing they would find a better life."--BOOK JACKET.
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I picked this book up thinking it would be an interesting insight into the life of the wife of a previous Vice President. I forced myself to read the entire book which is not so much biography as it ... Read full review
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