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The Land of Heart's Delight free pdf When she went to South Texas as a County Home Demonstration Agent in 1940, Aletha Barrett was in culture shock. Raised in the gently rolling green farmland of Northeast Texas, Aletha was unprepared for the vast sandy expanses and different societies she found there. From unearthing baby rattlesnakes to exploring the unknown spiciness of Mexican food, every day was a learning experience. Ever an adventurer, Aletha ventured deep into Mexico when it was largely unknown to North Americans. Over the course of several trips she witnessed what might have been a murder in Mexico City, endured the then-perilous Pan-American Highway at the mercy of a drunken bus driver and stayed in Acapulco when it was a tiny village with just two hotels. In later years, after marrying and having a family, Aletha always said she was going to write a book about her life in South Texas, but somehow the right time never came. After Aletha's death, her daughter Janis Susan May, a writer and novelist, was going through her papers and found an outline, some notes and a rudimentary chapter or two. Janis Susan had been raised on her mother's stories and knew them by heart, so working from the notes she completed the book. It was, she says, the best testament she could envision to the memory of a remarkable woman.

About Aletha Barrett May

Aletha's Biography Born near the tiny town of Trenton, Texas in 1911, Aletha Barrett was the first of four daughters. Both sides of her family had pioneered that part of North Texas several generations before. Learning was prized in the Barrett family, but Aletha was prevented from getting her degree when the Great Depression made it necessary for her to go home and work on the family farm. Ten years after leaving college, she was able to go back and graduate and eventually be hired in 1940 by the Extension Service as a County Home Demonstration Agent. Aletha left the Extension Service in 1944 to marry Donald Wright May, a journalism teacher at Texas A

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Author : Aletha Barrett May
Publisher : Swimming Kangaroo
Data Published : 06 May 2007
ISBN : 1934041149
EAN : 9781934041147
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 168 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • The Land of Heart's Delight free pdfThe Land of Heart's Delight

    Free Books To Read Online. When she went to South Texas as a County Home Demonstration Agent in 1940, Aletha Barrett was in culture shock. Raised in the gently rolling green farmland of Northeast Texa