This book is a narrative account of an ordinary, yet extraordinary life. Forced to grow up to soon, my mother over came all odds and enjoyed a productive and fulfilling life. Sandwiched into the narrative is a vast amount of genealogical material associated with a multitude of families: Millers, Brooks, Gavers,Slifers, Woodhouse, Creamers, Prentiss, Mook, Huyett, Hewitt, Hays and Rodericks. This book also includes an original story, a typical 8th grade eximination of the late 1800's and accounts of growing up and school days during this period. It includes over 50 photos charts and documents.
"Although my contact with Uncle Ted was limited,my impression was that he shared his dogs fellings about young boys. He seldom spoke and presented a stern and distant demeanor. I avioded contact with both him and his dog."
"Her husband kneeling by her bedside with her hands clasped in his and feeding her small bits of ice said to her, 'My dear I cannot part with you.'"