By Maxine Bergerson Werner
In Country Ragamuffins, Maxine Bergerson Werner invitations readers on a trip again to the Nineteen Fifties as she recollects her upbringing because the oldest woman between 8 siblings in a Norwegian farming group in rural Minnesota.
To express and shield the stories, values, and personality of a standard Midwestern farm family members of the time ''before these thoughts develop dim and eventually disappear,'' the writer bargains this chronicle laced with humor and appreciation. Werner's mom and dad cultivated a life-style that mixed labor, studying, and time for formative years enjoyable and play within the surrounding fields, pastures, and woodlands.
Connectedness used to be the subject matter of their chuffed lifestyles. each family member participated within the functioning of the farm; siblings have been top neighbors; and laughter and debate have been welcome on the dinner desk. The day-by-day workouts, the chores, the vacation festivities, and the births of siblings are recorded in scrapbook style.