Doctor who delivered Mrs. Kirby believed she was stillborn, but grandmother gave her mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and she survived.
Sometimes rode in a baggage car and slept when she went with her father on a Wells Fargo run to TX. Counted jackrabbits out the train window.
Mother had an appreciation for beauty and would point things out to her children such as the colors of mountains and the snow. Describes riding burros on the mountains with her grandmother and having to dry her clothes under her grandmother's skirt when she tried to cross a strong river. Recalls visiting the Garden of the Gods and Seven Falls. Describes her decision to become a Christian. Describes learning to iron and the wrappers that her mother wore. Had electricity at one house in her childhood. Recalls her first Bible and describes bisque and china dolls.