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memoir, farming, humour, Saskatchewan, prairie life, Canadiana, Canadian history

Cow, Sow, and Sheila
by Sheila Mae Harris




Sheila Harris and I have been friends for a long time. And the most amazing thing she ever did was marry a farmer. No one was more unsuited for farm life than this girl. And in the dead of night she would think. "What have I got myself into?" You are going to find out. You are going to discover that she embraced her life with amazing passion, and bravery and intelligence. She was honoured to be part of this life I watched her with amazement. Does every community in Saskatchewan have a story like this one? Perhaps but this long time "best friend" of mine has done her homework on this one."

—Bernice Phillips, Sheila's best friend

"She was cute as a button, smart and sassy, with a great laugh. The irrepressible and sometimes rascally young farmer, Gordon Harris swept her into marriage before she turned twenty. The adventures began. The dizzying switch from city girl to farm wife.

Sheila is a storyteller, and she has wonderful tales to share, with self-deprecating humour and keen insight. "A book to counter the chaos of today."

—Nancy Morrison, Retired Lawyer and Supreme Court Judge


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Born in Saskatchewan 4th generation of British immigrant families who came to Canada in early 1900. Her public schooling was in British Columbia during WW2 when her Dad was in the Royal Canadian Navy. When the war ended in 1945 the family moved to Yorkton, Saskatchewan where she graduated from high school with her Clerk Stenographer certificate and began working at Patrick, Parker and Quine, Chartered Accountants when she met her future husband and began a life of farming. She loved Saskatchewan and would not to choose living anywhere else. She published and wrote the history of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Yorkton and edited the history of the Yorkton Public Schools.


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