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Border Healing Woman: The Story of Jewel Babb as Told to Pat Littledog (Second Edition)
The story of Jewel Babb, from her early years as a tenderfoot ranch wife to her elder years as a desert healing woman, has enthralled readers since Border Healing Woman was first published in 1981. In this second edition, Pat LittleDog adds an epilogue to conclude the story, describing the mixed blessings that publicity brought to Jewel Babb before her death in 1991.
Paperback, 170 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by University of Texas Press
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well researched & very interesting read, particularly since we have just travelled thru west TX borderlands. tough, no nonsense kind of woman Mrs. Jewel Babb. not easily flustered that's for sure. resourceful, independent & creative in ways a lifestyle far from conveniences & other common things most folks take for granted guarantees one will learn. interestingly, prior to reading this book we took a soak at Langford ruins hot spring in Big Bend National. I have an often painful righ ...more
Really enjoyed this account of an amazing resourceful woman who survived by learning from her environment and discovering a great depth within herself. Bonus was we were in Big Bend National Park and soaked in the hot springs she once owned and where she offered her healing services. Story is told in her own words as related to Pat Little Dog and Pat adds tidbits from her perspective. Reenforces knowledge is all around us if we open to listening and seeing.