"Those old cows knew trouble was coming before we did." So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls's no nonsense, resourceful, and spectacularly compelling grandmother. By age six, Lily was helping her father break horses. At fifteen, she left home to teach in a frontier town -- riding five hundred miles on her pony, alone, to get to her job. She learned to drive a car ("I loved cars even more than I loved horses. They didn't need to be fed if they weren't working, and they didn't leave big piles of manure all over the place") and fly a plane. And, with her husband Jim, she ran a vast ranch in Arizona. She raised two children, one of whom is Jeannette's memorable mother, Rosemary Smith Walls, unforgettably portrayed in The Glass Castle.
Lily survived tornadoes, droughts, floods, the Great Depression, and the most heartbreaking personal tragedy. She bristled at prejudice of all kinds -- against women, Native Americans, and anyone else who didn't fit the mold. Rosemary Smith Walls always told Jeannette that she was like her grandmother, and in this true-life novel, Jeannette Walls channels that kindred spirit. Half Broke Horses is Laura Ingalls Wilder for adults, as riveting and dramatic as Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa or Beryl Markham's West with the Night. Destined to become a classic, it will transfix audiences everywhere.
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Join GFWC-Pleasant Prairie Woman's Club and other local businesses for the 14th Annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 19, 2019 hosted by Barth Storage. Bring the kids in their costumes to trick or treat around the storage facility. Don’t miss out on the free carnival games, prizes, free popcorn and drinks, candy, and treats!
This is a free event, but you can help others by bringing a canned food donation to support area shelters or a pet food or toy donation to support the Kenosha Humane Society.
7803 60th Ave.
Kenosha WI 53142-4010
Thank you to Anita Potts (Mrs. Potts), Kim Hemphill (Princess Poppy), Vickie Richardson (Eeyore), Michelle Rundle (Red Crayola) & Sue Samer (Scooby Doo) for bearing the cold wind and helping at Trunk or Treat.
Are you a hard to fit size or just looking for something pretty? Please join the Pleasant Prairie Woman's Club for their annual Bra Party. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served and you will receive a $10 off coupon to use that day. Monday September 23rd at 5:00 P.M. at Bisou Lingerie, 635 58th Street (Downtown).
Please RSVP to Kathy Edwards (262)344-4846.