Poke Greens for Breakfast: True Stories of Rural Arkansas, Oklahoma Dust Bowl Days, & South Dakota Sheep Wagon Tales

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iUniverse, Dec 17, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 196 pages
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In this book you will see life through a child's eyes, romping with a pet pig, becoming "hobbled" when you're unable to button your drawer-waist, and riding beside Grandpa in his buggy. You will survive the 1919 flu pandemic, suffer through the Great Depression, know the bitter cold of South Dakota Blizzards and discover strength and courage in the lives of isolated sheepherders in the foothills of the Black Hills. Add to this a bit of humor and a lot of wit, and you'll have Poke Greens for Breakfast!
 

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Contents

A NEW COMET IS BORN
1
PLEASANT GROVE YEARS
5
THE BIRDSVIEW YEARS
39
THE WALDRON YEARS
68
OKLAHOMA
106
THE SOUTH DAKOTA YEARS
140
TEXAS
169
GEORGIA
174
OHIO
179
EPILOGUE
189
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About the author (1999)

Walta Comet Jennings (nee Sorrels) was born in October, 1909, while Halley's Comet was in view, and died in December of 1985 soon after Halley's Comet returned. Her witty style has been compared to that of Mark Twain, who was born and died in conjunction with the same comet.

Gifted men and women of every culture have passed down a verbal history, stories which tell far more about the life of a people than history books and faded photographs can muster. Walta was such a "Storyteller" who later committed to writing both humorous and poignant memories of our nation's past.

Walta's vivid telling of events, sights, and smells carries the reader to a rural area of Arkansas during the early part of the century, through the Depression years in Oklahoma, to a sheep town in South Dakota and beyond.

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