Seeley Swan Pathfinder -


By Iriey Anderson
Seeley-Swan High School, Grade 11 

Great Grandma Leita

Series: Junior Journal | Story 19

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Iriey Anderson

We parked our Model As in October

And couldn't drive them until May

Horses and wagons took their place

The Old Condon Highway was all we had to travel on

With snow up to the horse's shoulders

Almost a century ago

Sleigh riding parties

All the people in the world seemed to be there

But there were maybe five families

On 27 Hill

Deer hide was the way to go

Pots of chili and Mrs. Hulett's big barrel heater

Almost a century ago

Mom washed our clothes every Monday

With water we hauled from the Swan River

Fighting and arguing

Pushing and shoving

Only half a bucket would make it home

90 miles so...

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