Christmas at the Ranch (Texas Heritage Series : No. 1)
Elmer KeltonISBN: 1893114384;
Book Description"We four Kelton boys were rich. It was not because we had money, for we didn't. Money was always a short commodity in the 1930s and early 1940s. We were rich because we got to do for free what many people would have been glad to pay goodmoney for, to live on a ranch with horses and cattle and cowboys." So begins Elmer Kelton's story about what Christmas was like on a ranch in far West Texas during the Great Depression. Actually, he experienced Christmas on two ranches--the one wherehis father was foreman, and the one his paternal grandfather operated. His grandparents' home lacked electricity, running water, and indoor plumbing, but it was full of cousins, delicious food, and a warm glow that reflected more than just the heat generated by the pot-bellied stove in the living room. This heart-warming little book includes accounts of Kelton's last Christmas at home before shipping out for war in Europe, his first Christmas after the war, and a special Christmas...
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