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Mysteries of Love and Grief : reflections on a plainswoman's life / Sandra Scofield.

Author/Creator:
Scofield, Sandra Jean, 1943- author.
Publication:
Lubbock, Texas : Texas Tech University Press, [2015]
Format/Description:
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xx, 150 pages ; 22 cm
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Subjects:
Hambleton, Frieda Katherine Harms, 1906-1983.
Scofield, Sandra Jean, 1943 -- -Childhood and youth.
Scofield, Sandra Jean, 1943 -- -Family.
Women pioneers -- High Plains (U.S.) -- Biography.
Working mothers -- High Plains (U.S.) -- Biography.
Widows -- High Plains (U.S.) -- Biography.
Grandmothers -- High Plains (U.S.) -- Biography.
High Plains (U.S.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Devol (Okla.) -- Biography.
Wichita Falls (Tex.) -- Biography.
Summary:
"Retelling the life of her grandmother, Sandra Scofield examines the life of a plainswoman during the twentieth-century"--Provided by publisher.
"Frieda Harms was born into a farming family in Indian Territory in 1906. Widowed at thirty and left with three children in the midst of the Great Depression, she worked as a farmer, a railroad cook, a mill worker, and a nurse in four states. She died in 1983. Sandra Scofield spent most of her childhood with her grandmother Frieda and remained close to her in adulthood. When Frieda died, Sandra received her Bible and boxes of her photographs, letters, and notes. For thirty years, Sandra dipped into that cache. Sandra always sensed an undercurrent of hard feelings within her grandmother, but it was not until she sifted through Frieda's belongings that she began to understand how much her life had demanded, and how much she had given. At the same time, questions in Sandra's own history began to be answered, especially about the tug-of-war between her mother and grandmother. At last, in Mysteries of Love and Grief, Scofield wrestles with the meaning of her grandmother's saga of labor and loss, trying to balance her need to understand with respect for Frieda's mystery"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Frieda and Ira
An Abbreviated Family Tree for Frieda
The Story Test
What Was Left Behind
Distribution
How She Was
What We Lost to Grief
The Last Farmer
Out of Rodewald
The Pillow in the Window
The End of the Story
Leave-taking
Biscuits and Gravy
Beloved
Suffering
Edith's Men
Babies
Mommy
Lucky Duck
Rifts
Pixie Dust
The Storage Shed
Good Times
Enigma
Husbands
Repairs
Under the Apricot Tree
Anger
Frieda's Bit of Mercy
Legacy
Frieda's Larder
Starry Night
The Skillet
The Girls
A Gift
Frieda's Last House : 1953-1983
Opal on Dry Ground
Admonitions
Ira Writes
Didn't He Dance? : 1931
Ira writes : Sweetheart.
ISBN:
9780896729414
0896729419
9780896729421
OCLC:
902657661