When teaching history, I used to try to explain this to students- usually with little success.  People have a hard time grasping how many people it took to make them... and how that gives us huge family trees.

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When teaching history, I used to try to explain this to students- usually with little success. People have a hard time grasping how many people it took to make them... and how that gives us huge family trees.

I've decided to add "extensive experience in dealing with stupid people" to my resume. That has got to be a marketable skill !

I've decided to add "extensive experience in dealing with stupid people" to my resume. That has got to be a marketable skill !

When Rattlesnake Kate McHale was a young farmer near Greeley CO in the early 1900's, riding out to forage ducks, she dismounted to open a gate and a rattlesnake appeared. She had stumbled into a large den of them. While her 3-year-old son Ernie stayed on the horse, she killed at least 140 rattlesnakes. Kate used some of the skins to make a dress and shoes (now in the Greeley museum). Kate married and divorced six times, and was a taxidermist, farmer, midwife, and bootlegger.

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When Rattlesnake Kate McHale was a young farmer near Greeley CO in the early 1900's, riding out to forage ducks, she dismounted to open a gate and a rattlesnake appeared. She had stumbled into a large den of them. While her 3-year-old son Ernie stayed on the horse, she killed at least 140 rattlesnakes. Kate used some of the skins to make a dress and shoes (now in the Greeley museum). Kate married and divorced six times, and was a taxidermist, farmer, midwife, and bootlegger.

Amazon.com: In The Backwoods of Nowhere eBook: Nancy Blankenship Owen: Kindle Store

Amazon.com: In The Backwoods of Nowhere eBook: Nancy Blankenship Owen: Kindle Store

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