As I drive through North Platte, NE, I always think of Janene. I didn’t know her well, but she intrigued me. She was a strong woman who knew what she wanted and flaunted what she had. She was brash, with style. She had amazing clothes as well as shoes, jewelry, and handbags. She […]
Welcome to stories about rural women; women who live or grew up in small towns, farms, and ranches across America. The stories are mainly obtained from interviews and written as spoken by each woman. Enjoy and learn.
Rural Women … Rural Stories
I didn’t like the city . . .
I was born in Ovid, Colorado on February 14, 1927 to Frank and Mayme Tate. I was the fifth child of seven kids. My father worked at the Sugar Beet …Read More
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Sam and the bow of a boat
I had the pleasure of visiting with an artist who was living in a rustic cabin on the border of Rocky Mountain National Park. Her name is Sam. She shared the details of an online art class she was taking. The course required her to use the same subject or object for each assignment, incorporating […]
Nine nuggets of marital advice
I have learned, again, that doing the right thing isn't always the smart thing. I did the right thing from the beginning of my marriage to the end of my husband’s life on April 29, 2021. Following … [Read More...]
An addicted country in withdrawal and rehab
As I think about politics during the past four or five years, one thought emerges—addiction. This article is only my opinion and based on what I notice in myself and others. It is … [Read More...]
Dr J’s Personal Stories
For Love And Glory
We have a flagpole in our back yard, and until I lowered it to half-staff after the Boulder, King Soopers' shootings, I couldn't see the flag from my kitchen window—it was too high. Up close, Old … [Read More...]
The past four years have become what my dad, a WWII Veteran, and man of few words, would call communist. I don't know if America resembles the fall of the Roman Empire, Nazi Germany, Hatfields and … [Read More...]