I mentioned in last weeks article that I had seen part of a periodical written in 1957 about Augusta’s childhood. The article says that when Augusta was a child, she “lay under the shade of her saddle house, scratching designs in the dirt, there is no indication she despaired of the heat and sun or resented her family. Instead, she made practical use of what her prairie home had to offer.” It is true. She used a stick for a pencil and sand or red dirt for her canvas. Augusta did work hard but she realized her obligation to her…

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