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By Lucile McDonald, Richard McDonald

ISBN-10: 087422120X

ISBN-13: 9780874221206

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She Page xii planned to be happy, if she could manage it. " Determined to live and write in South America, Mc Donald learned Spanish in high school and read hungrily about Brazil and Bolivia. Her career, she hoped, would bring her exciting adventures in faraway places, but her girlhood reflections were matter-of-fact-she wrote lists of what to pack when traveling overseas. And she also prepared herself professionally, outlining future novels, writing for the high school magazine, The Spectrum, and mailing copy to The Oregonian.

After all this effort I had no story and no more excuse to visit The Oregonian. Besides, Uncle Frank had returned my rental Page 9 typewriter while I was at the fair so the only available machine was at Uncle Walt's leather factory. I walked there late in August to make a fresh copy of one of my fiction story attempts. On the way home I stopped to see my mother's sister, Aunt Lottie. She gave me lunch, and of her own accord brought up the subject of college. Sitting with me at the kitchen table, she pointed out it was useless to try and placate Mamma.

Thank you. I will," I promised and took my leave. He had given me much to think about. Some months previously Dean John Straub of the University of Oregon had addressed a high school assembly and spoken of the ease with which students could obtain a higher education. Finding part-time employment, he declared, was very simple. May's advice, reinforced by Dean Straub's words, stuck in my mind. Coming from a newspaper editor, it seemed most important; however a good many factors were stacked against the idea.

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