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The demanding life of a ranch matriarch

I don't know how our paternal grandmother managed. She wasn't different than any of the women who raised families in the early and mid-20th century. They all had it hard.

Many families were large in those days, and with no pizza shops, MacDonald's, or heat and eat foods, even lunches for the children entailed a lot of work.

Our grandmother kept a house with seven sons, a husband, and a brother-...


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