O’Shaughnessy Outtake #5:  Spring Storm

O’Shaughnessy Outtake #5: Spring Storm

Spring Storm >> Download this outtake as a PDF >> March, 1936   We had arrived at the farm in late February, and March passed like a fuzz ball in the wind. I watched wide-eyed as men unloaded a new shipment of animals each week. Sharon was appointed mother’s helper,...

O’Shaughnessy Outtake #4: We Move to the Farm

We Move to the Farm >> Download this outtake as a PDF >> October, 1935   I knew that Dad’s business, like everyone’s business, wasn’t doing so well, but when Ruby told me we were going to leave Ashley Springs and go live on a farm, I was flabbergasted. “Are you sure?”...

O’Shaughnessy Outtake #3: Planting Potatoes

Planting Potatoes >> Download this outtake as a PDF >> May, 1935 I remember Sharon racing through the kitchen in tears. “Sharon, what’s the matter? What’s wrong?” She didn’t stop or reply; instead, she rushed up the back stairs. Our kitchen was big and everything was...