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Halfway Home: A Granddaughters Biography Mary Logue

Halfway Home: A Granddaughters Biography

Mary Logue

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ISBN : 9780873513319
Hardcover
201 pages
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Mae McNally Kirwin was born in 1894 in Chokio, a small prairie community in western Minnesota. In 1926, the sudden death of her husband left Mae to support herself and her five children. These facts were well known, but for Logue, they were notMoreMae McNally Kirwin was born in 1894 in Chokio, a small prairie community in western Minnesota. In 1926, the sudden death of her husband left Mae to support herself and her five children. These facts were well known, but for Logue, they were not enough. Determined to get to know her grandmother better, Logue sets out to assemble the bits and pieces of her grandmothers life. Along the way, Logue takes the reader -- and herself -- on a journey of discovery. Digging through forgotten bank records, old newspapers, handwritten census forms, family documents, and faded recipes, she pieces together the past. In the process, she Cells a much larger story -- that of a community, a way of life, a family, and a single womans struggle to survive in a world that is both harsh and richly rewarding.