Book details daily life on family farm in Lewis County, Washington, 1890-1925
In thirty-one episodes that read like short stories, Ella P. Jordan Dale writes with charm and humor authentic to the era about the Jordan family's farm near Mount St. Helens from 1890 to 1919. Readers get to know Mamma, Papa, and Ella's six sisters and three stepsisters, along with a range of colorful neighbors and townspeople as they pursue the challenges of daily life.
From laundry day to cougar hunting, deathly illnesses, planting crops and running a dairy herd, or installing the first telephone lines and driving the new Model T Ford on primitive roads, these true experiences are recounted through vivid, accurate detail. This e-book edition includes two additional stories from the 1920s, plus photographs and historical essays that place the family and farm within the early settlement of Washington Territory.
Memoirs: Life on the Farm for the Seven Jordan Sisters 1890-1919 by Ella P. Jordan Dale is available at e-book retailers such as Smashwords, Kobo, Apple iBooks, and Barnes & Noble. (It is not currently available at Amazon, but Kindle readers can download a copy at Kobo or www.smashwords.com)
Read more: Here's part of Ella Jordan's short story about a 1923 road trip, "We Model T'd to Yellowstone"