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Great Jehoshaphat and Gully Dirt

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Language: English
Wordcount: 57,281 / 163 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 241
Added to site: 2005.12.30
mnybks.net#: 12456
License: ©

Copyright (c) 1975

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off to the West Coast. I'd like to be with her, climbing pine saplings, wading in the branch, and jumping deep gullies!

We were all eating our white bread then and didn't know it.

There were no alcoholics. A heavy drinking man was a sot, a sinner. Women didn't drink-or if they did, they didn't tell it. And as for mental health, it was an unheard-of term. Any persons slightly off were said to be "curious," or at worst, "touched in the head." They were tolerated by family and friends, while those considered dangerous were sent off to be locked up in the state asylum.

Ah, old man Hawk! He must have had a mental problem! I hadn't thought of that old coot in years. I wonder what a psychiatrist would have said about him. And Miss Dink. She didn't have a mental problem; she was just blind and had to be looked after. Fortunately her niece, Miss Ophelia, gave her a home. And Ward Lawson, Miss Ophelia's husband! Now he was sure a sot drunkard-an alcoholic if there ever was one.

One summer afternoon Mama had

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