The history and memories of an Arizona family whose lives played out along the Gila River in South Eastern Arizona. Papa and Granny Foote came to the York Valley in 1903. The stories are mostly told by a sometimes teacher, poet and all around good guy. a third generation Foote.
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By Gwen Lines
A unique and humorous autobiography of a farm boy and his family, from southeastern Arizona, who lived and loved the simple life.
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Heartfelt and humurous account of a great man born and raised in rural southeastern Arizona.
By John Foote
I will admit that my review is somewhat biased considering I am a grandson (one of 18) of Warner and Ada Mae Foote. I have heard portions of these stories my whole life but it is a wonderful experience to sit down and read them in one comprehensive book.
Warner Foote relates anecdotal tales with ease and self-deprecating humor. Each of his stories has a lesson that is subtle at times and very obvious at others. I especially enjoyed the portion of the book that deals with his early childhood (1930's). I was fortunate enough to spend my childhood in York, Arizona, experiencing many of the same things.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone. It speaks of a bygone era through the simple yet highly entertaining prose of a great man.