Between the Woods and the Creek, which recounts the adventures of a young girl in Warren, Pennsylvania who finds both excitement and trouble as she and her dog Spot conquer the world outside her front door.
Norma returned a few minutes later with a piece of clothesline, which I tied to the wandering horse’s halter and used to walk him down the sidewalk, clip-clopping all the way, music to my ears. “What are you going to do with him, Jean?”
“Why, I’m going to take him home and keep him,” I said, looking at Norma like she was crazy for not knowing that. “I’ll put him in the garage, and he can eat all the grass around our house, then Daddy won’t have to mow it anymore. Plus, Daddy will have all the manure he needs for his garden, and I’ll have a horse I can ride anytime I want.” I reached up and rubbed his neck. All my dreams were coming true. I had my dog, and now, I had a horse, too. What more could any girl want?
After three years of hard work, Jean DeLong’s memoir is finally a reality. Visit Jean’s website at http://jeandelong.com