Country Ragamuffins: Reflections on a Midwestern Farm Childhood

Country Ragamuffins: Reflections on a Midwestern Farm Childhood

Maxine Bergerson Werner


In Country Ragamuffins, Maxine Bergerson Werner invitations readers on a trip again to the Nineteen Fifties as she recollects her upbringing because the oldest lady between 8 siblings in a Norwegian farming neighborhood in rural Minnesota.

To show and protect the reviews, values, and personality of a customary Midwestern farm family members of the time ''before these stories develop dim and eventually disappear,'' the writer bargains this chronicle laced with humor and appreciation. Werner's mom and dad cultivated a way of life that mixed labor, studying, and time for formative years enjoyable and play within the surrounding fields, pastures, and woodlands.

Connectedness was once the subject matter of their satisfied lifestyles. each family member participated within the functioning of the farm; siblings have been most sensible neighbors; and laughter and debate have been welcome on the dinner desk. The day-by-day exercises, the chores, the vacation festivities, and the births of siblings are recorded in scrapbook fashion.

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