: The book by Nick's second wife Linda, is titled as such to summarize the life she
: lived as a girl in her "golden California" and adult life in Oregon, as
: Nick said in '88, "raising cattle and kids." Looking back she has felt
: extremely 'lucky' for where life took her. For those kids of Nick & Linda, this
: book is truly a treasure - the first part told many stories of her childhood in
: immense detail. I'll admit I skipped halfway through this part as I didn't 'connect'
: in this time (post-war California, her home life, etc.) but it would have been
: something I'm sure she had all wished our mothers could have written about.
: Her move to work at the Trident was very interesting - to a point I could picture
: life in my early 20's working there and living in the apartment across the street as
: she did. This is where she first meets Nick and his first wife, Joan.
: She moves to Oregon with a guy named Bill, I think around the same time Nick and
: Joan do; pretty much becoming neighbors and her and Nick, close friends. Linda
: becomes pregnant with her and Bill's first child (Jenni), Joan moves back to
: California, and she counts on Nick for friendship and sees in herself they are
: becoming close.
: She has definitely a flower-child quality that speaks through this book; but it
: really is a good one and I look forward to reading and bringing more insight.
: Hope all are well!