Enjoy a nostalgic trip back in time to the 1950's and travel with the Schnellert family and neighbors through a series of short stories that chronicle the struggles and hardships, triumphs and joys of life in the Beausejour, Glenmoor, and Overwater areas of rural Manitoba. These narratives, told with humor and fond recall, capture the many situations the family faced and serves as a genuine reflection of the lifestyle that was instrumental in shaping an entire generation. The reader will be left with an appreciation of the tremendous work ethic, strong faith, and absolute determination of the family as they coped with the foibles of farming on reclaimed swampland. Together with his large extended family and a caring and united community the author recounts the joys, fears, sorrows, and always the unending hope they embraced as they tackled unique challenges in a joint effort to survive and thrive. On reading the collected stories one comes to appreciate fully the author's words, "I got my first and most memorable education at the school of hard knocks on the family farm."
This book was written and donated by Myrna Tiede's brother.
History around Section Township Range NE-31-15-09-E -- Introduction -- Mosquito Menace -- Labor and Labor -- Tongue-Tied for Frosties -- Tub chicken -- Palm Reading 101 -- Pop goes the Jug -- Check this Out -- Rock, Roll and Rattle -- Follow the Leader -- Piece of Shutt -- Whiskey on the Run -- A Bad Day on the Farm -- To Hell and Back -- Tough Being Poor -- Wood floats - Doesn't it? -- Human Slip Clutch -- And the Sign Said STOP -- One Window, Two Windows, All Windows? -- Goose Hunting 101 -- These Boots Are Made for Walking -- Hot Pipes and Cold Walls - Tough Birthing -- Walking the Plank -- Turkeys! -- Looking for Something You Can't Find -- Burning Ring of Fire -- Wake Up, Big Boy -- I'll Eat my Shorts -- Mud Concert -- Sense Knocked in or Knocked Out -- Gimpy -- Tying Down the Vacuum -- Where the Sun Don't Shine -- Holy Barn -- Clover Hassles -- Gumbel, Gumbel, Grumble, Grumble -- The No-Stitch Incident -- Christmas Concert Extraordinaire -- 105F and Rising -- Blacky Blues -- Avalanche -- Soft Treading -- Black Devil -- Swine Hollow -- Clean Sweep -- Let Us Out, Mom! -- Kaa-Boom -- Wonder What? -- The Sting of Death -- Homework Stings -- Underwater in Overwater -- Bombs Away -- Confirmed in Mud -- How High is the Snow, Mamma? -- Black at Both Ends -- Barn Burner -- Ditching It -- Ooooh, Pussycat -- Modernization: What to Do Out and What to Do In? -- The Move Enjoy a nostalgic trip back in time to the 1950's and travel with the Schnellert family and neighbors through a series of short stories that chronicle the struggles and hardships, triumpjh