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by Elsie Doig Townsend

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  • ISBN 0803294212
  • ISBN13 978-0803294219
  • Language English
  • Author Elsie Doig Townsend
  • Publisher University of Nebraska Press (April 1, 1992)
  • Pages 222
  • Formats lrf lrf docx txt
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Americas
  • Size ePub 1120 kb
  • Size Fb2 1633 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 587

Jim and Elsie Doig had confidently invested in a future together on a Montana ranch. Then in 1940 Jim was fatally injured, leaving Elsie a young widow without much experience of the world. Overnight she had to learn how to fend for herself and her five small children, including two sets of twins. Well-meaning relatives and friends advised her to put some of them up for adoption, but Elsie was determined not to separate the family.

None to Give Away is the story of her struggle to support her brood while running a gas station and teaching school, to maintain a long home on Dry Creek, and turn rented quarters into a home, to cope alone with all the minor catastrophes incidental to raising children. And to do it all without neglecting her own needs. The narrator's humor cuts to the heart of things and her honesty permits her to realize at moments that it is harder to live than to die.


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Modar
As the author is my great-aunt Elsie, and my mom is mentioned by name in this book, I might be a wee bit partial, but...this is a truly awesome book. In my opinion, it's the best of the three that she wrote. All three are true-life histories about her and her family, but this one in particular seems to tell a story that's deeply personal and moving. It begins with the death of her husband when their five children were not even old enough for school (the youngest still infants), the title referring to her decision to keep all five even though it seemed impossible to provide for them. It's a bit choppy, as it is a collection of anecdotes, but the common theme running through all of it is the why and the how of a single woman in the Great Depression raising five small children at a time when women had very few potential sources of income.
Kagalkree
Good book.
Thofyn
An old favorite I read many years ago and am enjoying it just as much the second time!
Brightcaster
Found this gem in a thrift store. So glad I did! It is encouraging and motivating - when I feel I have too much to do, I just remember what Elsie went through! She accomplished so much. How did she teach f-t, make all the kids clothing, play piano on Sundays, grow and can her own food, with 5 small children, one that was slightly handicapped (who, because of her, went on to college, along with all the rest)? Then the illnesses! The moving! The disasters with plumbing! The outhouses! We have it soooooooo easy today!

I've often thought about painting the outside of my home and not hiring someone. I helped do it as a kid, could I do it now? Maybe....not sure, esp. the second story...but Elsie did! All by herself! ('course, she was younger than I am.)

One chapter mentions an angel encounter. She doesn't SAY it was an angel, but she implies it...after all, how many men hang out on mountain tops with shovels just waiting to help a car get unstuck?

But my favorite chapters are 36 & 37 - In 36 she has to pass an oral exam from 5 faculty members in order to graduate with her Master's Degree. She tells us how she taught English & Literature classes, and how she helped children succeed. So interesting! I had good teachers - but she sounds great! I would have enjoyed her high school English class immensely. She also describes her prayers during this season, and how they changed from "gimme" to communion with God.

In 37, Margie and Marilyn are baptized, and she quotes the preacher, and it is beautiful. The setting she describes is beautiful, too.

Elsie was a FANTASTIC mother, as evidenced by her children's lives, and comments online from the lives she touched. We need more Elsie's in this world!

I was glad to see at least one of her family members reviewed this book. It needs to be read by her grandkids and great-grandkids, etc.

Today, I googled the 5 children: Beverly died the day I bought this book - April 6, 2017, at age 80. She never married or had children, but she had a full life helping others and working in several fields. She spent her last years with Marilyn in CO, who also never married or had children. Marilyn, too, kept very busy teaching.

Margie, married Don Worthington and had two children. She sadly passed away at the age of 64 in 2002.

Jim married at the age of 51. He died in 2012 at age 72. He loved cars and also sang in choirs. Music was a big part of his life.

Joan married Al Green and had 2 children as well.

Oliver Wendell Townsend died in 2015. All of these obituaries are online, as well as a few pictures on Charlottegamel.
Topmen
I bought this book at a bookstore in a little town in Montana while traveling through the state. It was in the "regional selections" category, but it really was so much more than that. This story is a moving (true) story of a young woman in Montana who marries a rancher in the period when the West was still being settled. Widowed at an early age and left to fend for herself and her young children, grit and a sense of purpose keep her going. It was a true joy to follow the life of this heroic woman through difficult circumstances. This book is a gem and I would highly recommend it, as I intend to read it again and again through life. Perhaps women will enjoy it more than men, and mothers will likely appreciate it the most.
Yozshujinn
I received this book from my mother-in-law, who grew up in Montana and her family knew the actually family written about in the book. It is a fascinating read that takes place in the 1940's about a mother of 5 little kids (ages 4 and under) who is widowed and forced to raise her kids on her own and bring in income at the same time. She is the strongest, most determined & crafty woman I've ever read about. I can't believe all the different trials she had to endure. Wow. Such a great book!! I want there to be a sequel to the book!