The River I Stepped In Yesterday: A Sandhills Legacy (Paperback)
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Vivid personal descriptions of life in the Nebraska Sand Hills. More than 70 stories woven into a biography of a family and community in the often neglected era when rural America was maturing, post prairie schooners and before the current trend of depopulation . Few remain who can write with clarity and authority about this period in rural America. Fortunately Lyn Messersmith can and did. . This is a valuable and vastly entertaining look at how we lived when civilization was arriving fast but survival was still far from guaranteed. For those who lived this life in this time 'The River I Stepped In Yesterday' is a must read. For everyone else this is an engaging and honest account of a different America in a unique landscape.
About the Author
Lyn is a third-generation rancher, freelance writer, and entertainer. She says she has now hung up her spurs but still owns her saddle and cattle. Her grandparents homesteaded in Cherry County, Nebraska in the late 1800s. Her father was the youngest of seven, and the only one who stayed. In 1991 Lyn presented at the Western Folklife Center's National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and later that year helped organize the first Nebraska Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Valentine, Nebraska. She has been writing and performing since. She currently lives on her husband’s family ranch in Sheridan County, Nebraska. Lyn is the author of four previous books. Ground Tied, Downwind From the Smoke, My Sister Mariah; The Journal of a Windwalker and The Heart's Compass; a Journey of Faith.