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Prairie Rattlers, Long Johns and Chokecherry Wine


Category: History: U.S.: South Dakota


Emma L. Willey


Copyright/published Year: 2003 by Publish America


ISBN: 1413700535


Binding: Paperback


Rattlers, Long Johns and Chokecherry Wine is the true story of a family like those in The Waltons and Little House on the Prairie. The eleventh of twelve children, Emma Willey was born in 1920 in the sod house her Papa built on a South Dakota homestead. She and her three sisters cuddled in one bed for warmth, milked cows, shucked corn, butchered beef, helped Mama cook for threshing crews, and hauled water to wash clothes. When the work was done, they had fun without store-bought toys or television. The family survived rattlesnakes, drought, the Depression, blizzards, and illness... except Rose, who died at seventeen. Return with Emma to the prairie, wind in her hair as she gallops on her horse Randy, sunsets unblocked by buildings or freeways, line-ups for Saturday night baths, and life-shaping education in a one-room country school.


Condition Information

This is a used book.

Good condition.


Condition Description

2003 paperback. Inscribed by author on title page. Light cover wear. Pages are clean and sound binding.






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