This Tumbleweed Landed – A Story of Hope
This Tumbleweed Landed is a window that opens into another time and place, where ranching is the livelihood, telephones are scarce, and dancing is the tie that binds a community and its families. It is Larada Horner-Miller’s earnest and heartfelt memoir that celebrates good people, the pastoral life, cultural heritage, and her small-town, southeastern Colorado upbringing during the fifties and sixties. Through the mud pies and makeup, work and fun, and neighbors and family, watch this daddy’s little girl come into her own and search for her place in the world.
“A tumbleweed has to land somewhere,” says a young Horner-Miller’s father, and like a tumbleweed, readers will enjoy skipping and dancing from one poem, essay, and page to the next as they discover treasures hidden in this tight-knit community that will land squarely on their hearts.
About Larada Horner-Miller (Albuquerque, New Mexico Author)
Larada Horner-Miller gained a BA in English, with a minor in Spanish and a concentration in education, and a MEd in integrating technology in the curriculum. She is now retired after a twenty-seven-year career teaching middle school.
She co-owns and manages a ranch in southeastern Colorado with her brother that contains “the Philly Place.” Her imagination was sparked after she found a marble while exploring this old homestead on her family ranch.
She is the author of This Tumbleweed Landed; From Grannie's Kitchen Cookbook, Volume 1; and Let Me Tell You a Story, and the coauthor of Branson-Trinchera Historic Photos with Tom Cummins and Building Capacity with the Common Core State Standards for ELA-Literacy with Karen White.
She and her husband Lin live in the mountains above Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the village of Tijeras. She enjoys dancing, traveling, knitting, and reading.