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An Unlikely Love Story: A City-Bred Musician and a Country Boy Begin a New Life on a Missouri Farm Ken Weyand

An Unlikely Love Story: A City-Bred Musician and a Country Boy Begin a New Life on a Missouri Farm

Ken Weyand

Published August 10th 2015
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An Unlikely Love Story: A City-Bred Musician and a Country Boy Begin a New Life on a Missouri Farm traces the backgrounds of Ken Weyands parents, a city-bred only daughter who became a musician, and an orphan boy who was following his lateMoreAn Unlikely Love Story: A City-Bred Musician and a Country Boy Begin a New Life on a Missouri Farm traces the backgrounds of Ken Weyands parents, a city-bred only daughter who became a musician, and an orphan boy who was following his late mothers dream to become a farmer. Ken recounts his mothers Chautauqua experiences, including her stint as one of the Lassies with J. Coates Lockhart and His Scotch Lassies and other troupes during the 1920s. He tells of his parents chance meeting, year-long courtship, and marriage in the middle of a Midwestern ice storm, and continues with their struggle to remodel an old farmhouse and develop a productive Missouri farm during the Great Depression.There are stories of his mothers struggle to cook for threshing crews, her efforts to make extra money raising chickens and selling eggs while giving piano lessons to rural children, and her efforts to cope with rural isolation. There are accounts of unique road trips, battles with mud roads, births of farm animals, and much more.