Too Close to the Falls
"It is clear, at the tender age of four, that Cathy McClure is no ordinary child. Her parents put their rambunctious child to "work" at her father's pharmacy. Already able to read road maps, she accompanies Roy, the deliveryman, on his routes. In memories that are by turns hilarious and deeply moving, she shares some of their more fantastic deliveries - sleeping pills to Marilyn Monroe (in town filming Niagara), sedatives to Mad Bear, a violent Tuscarora chief, and fungus cream to Warty, the gentle and painfully lonely operator of the town dump. As she reaches her teenage years, Cathy's bold, irrepressible spirit spurs her from dangerous sled rides that take her "too close to the falls" to tipsy dances with the town priest."--BOOK JACKET.