Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Creating Fiction from History: 5/4/2022

"But I don't want you to go!"

Janice had already been bereft of her father; now her mother was getting ready to leave her an actual orphan. Yes, she had plenty of aunts and uncles to live with; in fact, they were much better off than the Stodgsons had ever been, but Janice Louise was not ready to be an orphan!

Janice entered this world in the usual way, on March 22nd, 1932. In the little town of Waukon, Dennis and Mary Stodgson had made their own way, away from their respective parents back in The Windy City.

Dennis had worked in his younger years in the now-defunct ore mine in Waukon, bu...


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