By Maxine Bergerson Werner
In Country Ragamuffins, Maxine Bergerson Werner invitations readers on a trip again to the Fifties as she recollects her upbringing because the oldest woman between 8 siblings in a Norwegian farming neighborhood in rural Minnesota.
To exhibit and safeguard the reviews, values, and personality of a regular Midwestern farm family members of the time ''before these thoughts develop dim and at last disappear,'' the writer bargains this chronicle laced with humor and appreciation. Werner's mom and dad cultivated a life-style that mixed labor, studying, and time for youth enjoyable and play within the surrounding fields, pastures, and woodlands.
Connectedness used to be the subject of their chuffed existence. each family member participated within the functioning of the farm; siblings have been most sensible acquaintances; and laughter and debate have been welcome on the dinner desk. The day-by-day workouts, the chores, the vacation festivities, and the births of siblings are recorded in scrapbook model.
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