Table of Contents for Ripest Moments : A Southern Indiana Childhood


Acknowledgments ix
Preface xi
1. The Music of the Grandfathers
1
2. The Combine Calls
9
3. The Art of Frugality
15
4. Grandma Schmitt's House on North Main
19
5. Summers on the Farm
25
6. Sundays at the Lake
33
7. The Barn
39
8. The House on East Fifteenth Street
43
9. Adam Schmitt's Vacant Lot
51
10. The Labor Day Boxes 57
11. The Hickory and the New House 61
12. Moving into the New House 65
13. The Twin Pin Oaks 71
14. The Rye Field 77
15. What She Said 83
16. The Garden and the Strawberry Patch 89
17. The Parish Picnic 95
18. Meal Etiquette 99
10. Boy Scout Activities 105
20. Sunday Morning Baseball 113
21. The Little Saint Joseph's Church 119
22. The Living Room in Winter 125
23. The Workbench 131
24. Going for the Long Ball 135
25. The Night the Game Was Called 141
26. The Bus to Saint Louis 149
27. The Holy Family Owls 155
28. The Woods behind the House 161
29. Morning Rounds 167
30. Queenie and Ike 173
31. Popcorn, Hickory Nuts, and Walnuts 181
32. The Martin Box 187
33. The Lampert Farm 193
34. Aunt Tillie's Farm 199
35. The Shape of Trees 209
36. Silas and Fronie 219
37. Holiday Hunt 223
38. The Gray Motorola 229
39. Baby Girls 233
40. Hauling Hay 239
41. A Gray Morning in March 245
42. Invitation to a Family Picnic 255