BRITCHES: Father and I Were Ranchers
by Ralph Moody
Ralph Moody was eight years old in 1906, when his family moved to Colorado.
When he was twenty-one, he wrote in a diary that he would work as hard
as he could to save $50,000 by the time he was fifty, and then write a book.
He began Little Britches on his 50th birthday! After reading of the character
-building hardships his family faced in settling in Colorado, it didn't surprise
me that he kept his word. He has an incredible life story; it will touch your
heart as you read it. Ralph Moody's books are excellent material for U.S. history
/ literature classes (teachers, take note!)
On the cover of Little Britches is the recommendation that Ralph
Moody's books "should be read aloud in every family circle in America."
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No review can do this book justice. It's a gripping family
story from beginning to end, and the first of the series, so you must start
At 11 years old, Ralph becomes man of the family and an entrepreneur. He
continues his horse riding, cattle driving, and the Moodys start a cooking
business. The struggles of a family who refuses to rely on charity are enormous.
Then Mom gets a revelation about washing and stretching lace curtains...