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The Resource Hoe, heaven, and hell : my boyhood in rural New Mexico, Nasario García ; foreword by Marc Simmons

Hoe, heaven, and hell : my boyhood in rural New Mexico, Nasario García ; foreword by Marc Simmons

Label
Hoe, heaven, and hell : my boyhood in rural New Mexico
Title
Hoe, heaven, and hell
Title remainder
my boyhood in rural New Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Nasario García ; foreword by Marc Simmons
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nasario García grew up in Ojo del Padre, a village in the Río Puerco Valley northwest of Albuquerque, the way rural New Mexicans had for generations. His parents built their own adobe house, raised their own food, hauled their water, and brought up their children to respect the old ways. When he was young, García's mother taught him to mend his clothes and enlisted his aid in slaughtering chickens. Here he offers detailed accounts of these and other mundane tasks, explaining that doing laundry in tin tubs with a washboard represented progress for people accustomed to washing their clothes in the Río Puerco and scrubbing them with stones. Life is an adventure, from hauling wood down from the mountains to getting a haircut to family dinners and celebration. Story after story, with details such as the P & G soap that his mother used, the menu at his uncle's wedding, the use of both Spanish and English when he started school, tell the story of a vanished way of life
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 868/.64
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7079.2.G35
LC item number
Z46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Label
Hoe, heaven, and hell : my boyhood in rural New Mexico, Nasario García ; foreword by Marc Simmons
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-340)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My placita : setting the stage -- A broken window -- Respect, obedience, and morality -- The venerable kitchen -- Witchcraft, beliefs, and superstitions -- Dad : master kite builder -- Spring house cleaning -- Wash day meant pinto beans -- A fleet of flatirons -- Cleanliness : a sense of character -- Gold in lead barrels -- A trip to the Monte -- Wedding bells and the whole shebang -- May I sharpen my pencil? -- La Mantanza : a festive occasion -- A diaper, sliced potatoes, and vinegar -- It's posole time! -- From cleaning ditches to planting crops -- Sunbonnets, straw hats, and praying for rain -- Lent and Holy Week -- The three Cs : catechism, confusion, and communion -- Cattle roundups and camaraderie -- Fiestas, food, and fun -- Harvest time and field mice -- Canning time -- Polite Politicians -- Humor comes in a variety of ways -- Freedom : a priceless commodity -- From cradle to grave -- Hoe, heaven, and hell -- One final glimpse
Control code
889666417
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 3 unnumbered pages, 340 pages
Isbn
9780826355652
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014021675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
Other control number
40024639842
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)889666417
Label
Hoe, heaven, and hell : my boyhood in rural New Mexico, Nasario García ; foreword by Marc Simmons
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-340)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My placita : setting the stage -- A broken window -- Respect, obedience, and morality -- The venerable kitchen -- Witchcraft, beliefs, and superstitions -- Dad : master kite builder -- Spring house cleaning -- Wash day meant pinto beans -- A fleet of flatirons -- Cleanliness : a sense of character -- Gold in lead barrels -- A trip to the Monte -- Wedding bells and the whole shebang -- May I sharpen my pencil? -- La Mantanza : a festive occasion -- A diaper, sliced potatoes, and vinegar -- It's posole time! -- From cleaning ditches to planting crops -- Sunbonnets, straw hats, and praying for rain -- Lent and Holy Week -- The three Cs : catechism, confusion, and communion -- Cattle roundups and camaraderie -- Fiestas, food, and fun -- Harvest time and field mice -- Canning time -- Polite Politicians -- Humor comes in a variety of ways -- Freedom : a priceless commodity -- From cradle to grave -- Hoe, heaven, and hell -- One final glimpse
Control code
889666417
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 3 unnumbered pages, 340 pages
Isbn
9780826355652
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014021675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
Other control number
40024639842
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)889666417

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