The Gardens in My Life

The Gardens in My Life Mabel Barbee Lee in her most vigorous eighties does mention horticulture now and then but this is mainly a random harvesting from key experiences in her life in the early west and at Bennington Colleg

  • Title: The Gardens in My Life
  • Author: Mabel Barbee Lee
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mabel Barbee Lee in her most vigorous eighties does mention horticulture now and then but this is mainly a random harvesting from key experiences in her life in the early west and at Bennington College, personal history which has been exploited in earlier books She reviews pioneer mining days at Cripple Creek, her marriage interrupted by a return to Colorado College as aMabel Barbee Lee in her most vigorous eighties does mention horticulture now and then but this is mainly a random harvesting from key experiences in her life in the early west and at Bennington College, personal history which has been exploited in earlier books She reviews pioneer mining days at Cripple Creek, her marriage interrupted by a return to Colorado College as a housemother the birth of her daughter travels with her husband on the trail of productive mines and with her husband s death, a new venture as a college dean of women She recalls her decision to write at the urging of Lowell Thomas, modestly mentioning the popular recognition of Cripple Creek Days 1958 But the crux of the author s infrequent garden meditations lies in her words to her daughter who dreaded old age It is through that continuous refining of character that scars tend to fade and the quality of charm in old age becomes real For her following and undemanding oldsters cheer Kirkus Review

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