She did such a good job of putting her memories down on paper and added many of the little details about her parents: James William Harvey and Fannie Lee Harvey that made them come to life from the pages. Her siblings: Elmer, Myrtle, James, Earl, and Mary all played important roles in her life and are fondly recalled in her memories. I hope everyone has enjoyed reading about a little bit of the history of Wyoming as told through the recollections of Ruth.
Part three of Ruth's memories and poetry:
|James William Harvey and Fannie Lee Harvey, the parents of Leila Ruth Harvey Douglass, our Poetess|
She never was there much only to lay an egg and hatch one bird, then that little bird hatched the rest of the eggs she had laid. A modern day babysitter. She never was afraid of us. In draws where water would run after a rain, nearly always we could find yellow sweet peas. There were ground cherries, too, but they always grew where you didn’t want them. Once we had a very hard rain and hail, water ran deep in all the draws and into the canyons. After several days I heard a loud noise and the edge of the canyon had caved off. It was a good thing I wasn’t there looking over the edge.
Poetess In the Family, Ruth Harvey Douglass- part one: here
Poetess In the Family, Ruth Harvey Douglass- part two: here
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