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Our upcoming year will bring more change — as we will be welcoming our first Grandchild in March.

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We are beyond happy and excited! In closing, I want to once again let you all know how much Bill and I both appreciate you reading and following our blog! It means a lot to us! Last but FAR from least: I have to give credit for my featured picture top of the page to our friend, fellow RVer and photographer extraordinaire, Steven Dempsey. Thank you to each and everyone who reads our blog! Do you buy things from Amazon. We are set up as Amazon Affiliates, which means when you click our link to the right and make your purchases, we get a small kick-back. You can still use your Amazon Prime membership!

It helps us continue to bring you this blog! Kelly, I always enjoy your posts so much — they make me smile! Take care and be safe. Great recap and lots of great times! Glad the new venture has been working out so well. Safe travels! Glad to hear the new job is working out so well for you. Last time we met you were still wondering. I just signed a 3 month contract to go back to Durant, OK, where we were last winter so hopefully we can get together again, possibly when you go from KS to TX.

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Loved the summary and pictures. Glad the new venture is working and looking forward to those upcoming baby pics! Great recap and fun to revisit people and places.

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Great friendships, beautiful locations and family. You have it balanced quite nicely. Anxious to see what the next year has in store. Congratulations on your 4 years, so many memories created, so many interesting places and so many great friends! Looking forward to your arrival in Kansas and will do my best to see you in Topeka if you all are still up for it. Thanks Mark! We are on our way — looking forward to meeting up with you and Karen! Wonderful post and I loved loved the pictures. If you judge your life by the images …as I often do…what a huge success.

I also love how much time you spent with friends and lots of different ones! Wow, what a great summary. Very encouraging to anyone considering travelling full time. As your photos show, it turns out that a huge enjoyable of travelling is the people you meet. We have surely felt that way. We are especially amazed at the number of folks that you run into multiple times. Wishing you continued success. Part of the time spent with friends was completely coincidental — some was by design — either way — we love our RV family!

Most of which are RV Dreamers! Hi Kelly, We plan on going full time Sept What rally is in IN in June. We currently live in IN and want to attend some rallies. The June rally is Heartland Owners — so if you guys have a Heartland — please try to attend! RV Dreams does good rallies and also Escapees. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Skip to content Search for:. Here goes: This year has been different than previous years. Celebrating our new venture! Dinner in Steamboat Springs before we went our separate ways I know that was a lot of pictures!

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McKinley, whose brother William would that year be elected governor of Ohio and, four years afterward, president of the United -States. In Independence, Missouri, her grandfather John B. Williams had purchased a Conestoga wagon and then set out in on the Oregon Trail with his wife, Lucinda, a son, and three daughters.

Each of John B. Lizzie was born in in Bodega Township, near the Russian River, in redwood country. Five years later, her parents were dead. Lizzie was raised by an aunt and sent to school; as an adult, she journeyed south to San Francisco. Another aunt moved north, settling in Oregon, then journeyed farther still, not stopping until her family reached the salmon fisheries in Homer, Alaska, where they started a -cannery. Lizzie described what happened one fall afternoon at the Fernandez warehouse.

I looked up at the cowboy and met a pair of pale blue eyes under a battered broad-brimmed hat. He pulled off the hat and held it in his -hand. Four hundred bushels of wheat, two hundred hay. I handed him the money, then asked him to sign his name to the -receipt. Within minutes, he was back inside. For Coyote, Lizzie, who read -En-glish novels purely for enjoyment, represented a sophistication he had never before encountered.

After their marriage, the couple moved to the El Sobrante ranch that Coyote was now running for his mother. When Lizzie became pregnant, Rita refused to even discuss hiring a midwife to help with the delivery. Lizzie would give birth alone, as Rita had seven times before -her.


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So in solitude Lizzie delivered her child, a son, whom she and Coyote named Earl. Lizzie cut and knotted the umbilical cord herself, then tended to the newborn without help, as Rita had done. Lizzie birthed Milfred alone as -well. A third child, Albert, was born on Christmas Eve, , while Coyote was in Nevada selling horses at a saddle stock auction. Albert was a month premature and there were immediate problems. The baby had entered the birth canal feetfirst, and midway through the delivery his arms and head became trapped.

After the baby was out, Lizzie began to bleed profusely.

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She feared she might faint from loss of blood. Lizzie flailed about for something she could use to tie off the umbilical cord. All that was available was a white bib lying on the table, which Milfred had worn when Lizzie fed him breakfast that morning. She ripped off the strings, used them to tie off the cord, then stanched her own -bleeding.

Days later, Albert grew ill. Rita had refused to call a doctor. Albert, it was later determined, had contracted an infection from the contaminated bib strings. Lizzie had carried her child for nine months, and now he was dead by her own hand. Lizzie met him at the door. She told him his son had already been born and was already buried. Then she issued an ultimatum.

They stopped at Rodeo, a dusty backwater about three miles up the coast where land was cheap. Rita remained in Pinole on her acres of ranchland, stubborn and uncompromising. In , the state of California appropriated all but fifteen acres of her land under eminent domain to make way for the San Pablo Dam Reservoir. Rita fought the order in court, but the state prevailed. She kept that vow until the day she -died. A doctor helped with each delivery. Then, on November 26, , the last of their children was born. They named him Vernon -Louis. Preface ix Prologue xv Part I "American's pastime for barefoot Boys" 1 The Cowboy's Son 3 2 "An Aberrant Deviation in the Evolutionary process" 9 3 "Pick a spot, make a diamond" 21 4 "I'd go Anywhere to pitch" 27 5 "About as skinny as you can get and still be living" 35 6 "His Name's Gomez Go warm him up" 43 7 "I had to stop gomez" 50 8 Ping, babe, duster, sloppy and lefty 59 9 Class d baseball seven days a week 65 10 Birdlegs and walter the great 72 11 A Death in new york 81 12 Hollywood, Goat's milk, and spinach 89 Part 2 "What do you think of my boy vernon now?

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Show More. Table of Contents Preface ix Prologue xv Part I "American's pastime for barefoot Boys" 1 The Cowboy's Son 3 2 "An Aberrant Deviation in the Evolutionary process" 9 3 "Pick a spot, make a diamond" 21 4 "I'd go Anywhere to pitch" 27 5 "About as skinny as you can get and still be living" 35 6 "His Name's Gomez Go warm him up" 43 7 "I had to stop gomez" 50 8 Ping, babe, duster, sloppy and lefty 59 9 Class d baseball seven days a week 65 10 Birdlegs and walter the great 72 11 A Death in new york 81 12 Hollywood, Goat's milk, and spinach 89 Part 2 "What do you think of my boy vernon now?

And february 27 The not-so-perfect crime 28 Immortality, achieved and denied 29 "You don't tell june she can't do something" 30 "They'll have to cut the uniform off me" 31 Eighty innings Part 3 "When i married lefty, I married Baseball" 32 "You could see it was gone" 33 Field general 34 "Never Measure a Player when he's gone 0 For 4" 35 "I only do what i like to do" 36 "The Best Possible sports experience for every child who has desire to play" 37 "My own damn fault" 38 Winning friends and influencing people for the united states on ten dollars a day 39 "You don't have to shovel rain" 40 Something you can only hope for 41 Duane 42 "We're going to miss lefty" Epilogue Acknowledgements Index Average Review.

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