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Reeves gives us her authentic account of growing up around the Montana town of Jardine which, today, is a virtual ghost town. Her stories are sometimes funny, as when she tells about a runt pig miraculously waxing fat after eating the crankcase oil from of a Model T Ford. Sometimes they're shocking, like "the worst day" in her life when her brother blew off his hand hammering a dynamite cap. Another brother almost died from eating carbide powder cookies he made.

This kid had an unusual childhood, growing up by a dying silver mining town bordering Yellowstone Park. You must hear this little girl's vividly told stories if you are interested in the vanishing western era she describes.

©2012 Bill H. Ritchie (P)2012 Bill H. Ritchie

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  • 22-05-14

Such a fun book to listen to!

Would you listen to An Unusual Childhood again? Why?

It was written in such a way that connected you to that time period. It was simple, but provided such a good reference.

What about Wendy Kay White’s performance did you like?

She read this book as if she was actually the author.