Frasinia Rose Letz Landgren Dolack shares true life experiences which began with her birth April 20, 1910 in the resort community of Crimea, near the Black Sea in Russia. She is the twelfth child born to the family of 15 children and four older adopted; only the last two children were born in the United States in the state of Montana.
This Russian family of nobility, robbed at sea on the trip to America in 1913, were reduced to immigrant farmers on 160 acres of Government granted land through The Homestead Act.
Frasinia Rose's youngest sibling grew up to become legendary Hollywood leading man —actor George Montgomery— in film and television. Frasinia Rose describes chores which she and her siblings carried out at an early age on the family farm. More chores and jobs were added as skills, physical strength and mental acuity developed. Learning and performing, according to age and skill appropriateness, taught the children family and community values of responsibility, dependability, integrity, and compassion, all of which strengthened their resolve during hard times brought about by The Great Depression.
Frasinia Rose takes the reader through experiences of youth at school, traveling alone for the first time by train, travails of first love, and as an adult participant in courtship, marriage, child-rearing, loss, and spirituality. Natural-healing with plants, a carryover from Russia, and strong beliefs in the power of prayer in daily living are paramount throughout this memoir.