Dancing the Cows Home

Dancing the Cows Home

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Sara, the cautious, quietly observant twin, narrates this reminiscence of sisters whose dreams were intermittently encouraged or dashed by their ambitious, stout-hearted Norwegian-American mother and their alternatively abusive and loving Danish-American father, who felt enslaved by his land and cattle. The twins' emotionally fragile older sister, mischevious younger brother, and sturdy baby sister each found ways to cope. This is a personal portrayal of parents, siblings, family and neighbours who painted the rural landscape in sombre tones of duty and self-sacrifice, yet touched it with hope and grace.Our world was not so vast nor so complex that it required Zip Codes. We had a standard mailbox of bright aluminum wide and high enough to hold a pair of shoes from Sears Roebuck, long enough to house the St. Paul Sunday Pioneer Press. ... We clipped mail-in coupons from the magazines, printed our names and 64.

Title:Dancing the Cows Home
Author: Sara De Luca
Publisher:Minnesota Historical Society - 1996-01-01

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