These books are all special as they are written based on my personal experiences as well. My personal experiences may also relate to your life. Check my reviews from Amazon.
Montana's Last Hanging
Montana's last hanging was September 10, 1943. The state's last hanging in Missoula in 1943 was also the state's last execution for 52 years. Montana didn't execute another inmate until 1995, when Duncan McKenzie was executed by lethal injection after spending 20 years on death row. Today, lethal injection is the only death sentence method allowed in the state, and McKenzie's execution was the last time it was used.
An Immigrant, A Homesteader, and Sheep
The hard work and dreams of An Immigrant, A Homesteader, And Sheep are alive in family memories even though there's very little evidence the ranch had existed as a busy, happy place. Kids and grandkids, the bleat of several thousand sheep, the bawling of cattle, and the neigh of the horses as well as the beautiful views, the orchards, and that smell of sage; all are in the past but my hope is that this book will record my family's history for generations to come.
My Grandpa let me help him with his sheep so I learned from him, and I am grateful that he had a lot of love and patience as he taught me about sheep and Bum Lambs. When my Grandpa was a boy in Romania he had to chase a bear away from his sheep with a stick. He loved sheep and when he came to America he had his own sheep ranch, and I was lucky enough to be his granddaughter. Have Fun and enjoy …… Bum Lambs…
Fay: In Her Own Words - A Living Legacy
Fay Poloson Haynes’ life, horses, accomplishments, art, short stories and poetry.
Fay Polson Haynes was born January 4, 1926 in Helena, Montana. Her mother, Mae DeSchamps Poloson was a Homesteader, and her father, Dan Poloson, was an Immigrant from Romania. Fay started riding horses when she was 4 years old and became a top hand. She is in the Montana Cowboy Hall Of Fame, and won so many Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, and Western Stock Horse events. Fay is an artist of both oil paintings and pencil sketches; most of these accomplished by the time she was 16 years old. Fay began to write short stories and poems as a teenager and continued throughout her life.
A neglected child finds her way through the world as she struggles against codependency and a need to feel needed on a journey to find her own sense of agency, and eventually, unconditional love.
The Making of a Con
This is not the story of an ordinary criminal but rather the story of a man caught up in a world within which he could not function; boyhood naivere did not prepare him for society that inflicted stark reality. This true to life story is told in his own words, with minor editorial adjustments. The first twenty chapters are told before he found out the facts surrounding his father's death. I am sure the reader will be as intrigued as I was by the circumstances that propelled this man inexorably onto his destructive path, a man without goals and who hated prisons as much as he depended upon them.
Dusk Till Dawn In The Wild World
Grace Baker Larson was born in Hot Springs, Montana in 1940. A midwife assisted with her delivery. She grew up on a large sheep ranch where she learned to do all kinds of work. This prepared her to undertake jobs that, in the 1970's, were usually filled by men. Grace loved horses and riding. She would frequently ride 8 miles to Polson, across the hill, tie her horse behind the Theatre, and watch the movie. She would ride home afterwards arriving in the middle of the night. Grace has worn many different hats. She owned and operated a Day Care Center in Minnesota. She learned to paint and became a Journeyman Painter, a job that paid a decent wage. Grace missed Montana every day of the 13 years she lived in Minnesota. When she was able to move back to Montana she " kissed the ground" ;she was home. She was able to find jobs as a self employed painter and house cleaner. But when the opportunity came up to work in the woods Grace took it. She skidded logs with a Pettybone skidder and was able to skid 200 logs a day. She loved the work and delighted in the smell of the timber. In the 1970's, in spite of her fear of stepping into a man's world, she found work as a painter working for large construction companies. Grace had always been self employed so this was a big, scary step. She also worked for the Anaconda Company, and was the first woman hired in the trades in Anaconda Company history. When the Anaconda Company's Arbitor Plant shut down she went to work for a private contractor in Butte as his foreman. While working in Butte she also sandblasted the large combustion pit for the MHD generating plant. After her work in Butte ended she went to work at the Montana State Prison at Deer Lodge. She was hired as the inmate paint crew supervisor and had as many as 11 inmates on her crew. The wages were low in comparison to what the Anaconda Company paid, so when a job for a painter came up at the Anaconda Company Smelter she took it. In 1980, Grace began college courses in Substance Abuse Counseling. Her work with families was very rewarding. Grace retired in 2005, and began writing. This is book number eight, and she says it is her last book.