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Lazy B: growing up on a cattle ranch in the American southwest

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In 1880 Sandra Day O'Connor's grandfather Henry Clay Day put some cattle on public lands for grazing, in the area covered by theGadsden Purchase from Mexico. "All one needed," O'Connor writes, "was a herd of cattle and someone to watch over them. God and thefree market would do the rest." In LAZY B, OConnor describes life in a time gone by, a unique childhood and youth on the harsh yetbeautiful dry lands of the American Southwest. She writes of the settling of the Lazy B, the constant struggle to keep it going and makeends meet; the powerful love story of her steadfast, resourceful, resilient parents, her tough task-master father and her mother whomanaged to look stylish while buying her clothes through magazines. She tells about the cowboys who made up the extended Lazy Bfamily, an unromanticized, authentic view of a hard life. It was a harsh and frugal life-the Lazy B did not have electricity, hot water orindoor plumbing for much of O'Connor'syouth. She writes, "As we were growing up, we saw that nothing would ever be thrown away if it had any conceivable practical use.Nothing would be wasted. Repairs would be made on any and all equipment right on the ranch with whatever means were available. Apurchase of new equipment or objects was a rare event. No task was too small to be done as well as possible. No task was too large to beundertaken. No day went by without hoping and praying for rain." As you read about the daily adventures, the cattle drives, round-ups, andthe values instilled by a hard-work life, you see how Sandra Day CTConnor became the woman she is today."Sandra Day O'Connor and her brother have taken all the temes of the conventional Western narrative...and transposed them from theusual narrative of the isolated, rootless male figure of the Western into the story of...a family and their relationship to an arid and beautifulexpanse of land...This is a book for every reader, whether interested in conservation, history, family dynamics, education, or just plainadventure."-Jill Ker Conway"This beautifully told story of the Lazy B will eventually settle on the reader and, like a magic dust of smiles and pleasures, stay thereforever."
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Grouping Titlelazy b growing up on a cattle ranch in the american southwest
Grouping Authorsandra day oconnor
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
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display_descriptionThe remarkable story of Sandra Day O'Connor's family and early life, her journey to adulthood in the American Southwest that helped make her the woman she is today: the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and one of the most powerful women in America.
"A charming memoir about growing up as sturdy cowboys and cowgirls in a time now past."—USA Today

In this illuminating and unusual book, Sandra Day O'Connor tells, with her brother, Alan, the story of the Day family, and of growing up on the harsh yet beautiful land of the Lazy B ranch in Arizona. Laced throughout these stories about three generations of the Day family, and everyday life on the Lazy B, are the lessons Sandra and Alan learned about the world, self-reliance, and survival, and how the land, people, and values of the Lazy B shaped them.
This fascinating glimpse of life in the Southwest in the last century recounts an important time in American history, and provides an enduring portrait of an independent young woman on the brink of becoming one of the most prominent figures in America.
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subject_facetJudges -- United States -- Biography
O'Connor, Sandra Day, -- 1930-
Ranch life -- Arizona
United States. -- Supreme Court -- Biography
title_displayLazy B : growing up on a cattle ranch in the American Southwest
title_fullLazy B : growing up on a cattle ranch in the American Southwest / Sandra Day O'Connor and H. Alan Day
Lazy B : growing up on a cattle ranch in the American southwest / Sandra Day O'Connor and H. Alan Day
Lazy B Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest
title_shortLazy B
title_subgrowing up on a cattle ranch in the American southwest
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
O'Connor, Sandra Day
Ranch life