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Eggs in the Coffee, Sheep in the Corn
The world turned upside down for city-bred Marjorie Douglas when, in 1943, her young husband moved her and baby Anne from suburban St. Paul to a western Minnesota stock ranch to help his parents stave off financial disaster. In "Eggs in the Coffee, Sheep in the Corn," Douglas describes with wit and wisdom a midwestern way of life of fifty years ago.
ebook, 260 pages
Published September 15th 1994 by Minnesota Historical Society Press
(first published September 1994)
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I bought this book while in MN a few years ago. It's not typically the type of book I purchase, but since I've written my own book about moving to a farm, it seemed like it was time to read this. Let me just say, the crap she dealt with was way stinkier than the crap I deal with. Wow! This is an interesting historical read, well-written and well-lived.
What happens when a city girl needs to leave her life there and move with her husband back to his parents' Minnesota farm to help run it following his dad's heart attack...and two years stretch into eleven? This book covers the years 1949-1960 and Marjorie Douglas does an excellent job of relating how difficult the transition was for her. She doesn't pretend that all went well and yet the reader can slowly see that Marjorie is ultimately growing to love their farm and lifestyle in Appleton, Minn ...more
I enjoyed reading this book and thinking of my mother-in-law who grew up on a farm in western Minnesota. It was fun reading about the author's real experiences in places I've heard of. I came away wishing I had known Marjorie Douglas, the author.