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Table Of Contents

Father Makes Up His Mind
Polio
A Home of Our Own
When Father Read to Me
A Community Christmas
Jewels in the Grass
Harvesting the Camas
A Happy Surprise
A Terrible Fright
We Get a Baby Brother
The Tortoise Shell Comb
Election Day
An Amazing Surprise
Going to Town
Father Goes to Work on the Road
Margaret
An Unusual Pet
Mother Always Raised Chickens
Lesson at the Well
Baby Brother Ted Arrives
Father Builds a Dairy Herd
Grandfather Comes for a Visit
Everybody Worked at Our House
A Big Sister Comes to Live With Us
Harvesting the Wheat
Summers at Grandmother’s House
The Great Man Himself
The End of the Horse and Buggy Era
School Days
A Near Tragedy
We Move Back to the Green Meadow
The Long Walk to School
Father Has a Tragic Accident
An Exciting Adventure
A Double Celebration
The Last Nickel
The Days of the Great Depression
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Once Upon a Green Meadow

Once Upon a Green Meadow

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This poignant memoir shares one woman's memories growing up between the two world wars as a member of the McMillan family, a hardworking bunch who made their living on an eastern Washington farm.

In a series of vignettes, Ernestine McMillan Hilton recalls the joys of small-town holiday celebrations, close-knit neighbors, and the events that shape the lives of the McMillans as they scratch a living from a scabland farm. With vivid detail, Hilton remembers how the sweet taste of strawberry Jell-O mingled with the wonders of Election Day in 1924 when her mother had the opportunity to vote for the first time, and she revisits how the end of the horse-and-buggy era gave rise to the Model T. She also relates the arrival of her baby brothers, the joys of going to school, and the hardships of the Great Depression.

Once Upon a Green Meadow re-creates the charm and hardship of a rural American life that has vanished forever. But more importantly, Hilton's memoir reveals how one family's love sustained them throughout the hard times.
This poignant memoir shares one woman's memories growing up between the two world wars as a member of the McMillan family, a hardworking bunch who made their living on an eastern Washington farm.

In a series of vignettes, Ernestine McMillan Hilton recalls the joys of small-town holiday celebrations, close-knit neighbors, and the events that shape the lives of the McMillans as they scratch a living from a scabland farm. With vivid detail, Hilton remembers how the sweet taste of strawberry Jell-O mingled with the wonders of Election Day in 1924 when her mother had the opportunity to vote for the first time, and she revisits how the end of the horse-and-buggy era gave rise to the Model T. She also relates the arrival of her baby brothers, the joys of going to school, and the hardships of the Great Depression.

Once Upon a Green Meadow re-creates the charm and hardship of a rural American life that has vanished forever. But more importantly, Hilton's memoir reveals how one family's love sustained them throughout the hard times.

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Publish date: Aug 22, 2007
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