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									Growing Up True
Author: Craig S. Barnes

In Growing Up True, Craig Barnes shares his stories of growing up in rural Colorado during and after
World War II. As the youngest of three boys, and an imaginative one at that, he dreamed of many a
swashbuckling adventure far beyond Colorado's Highline Canal. But the lessons and demands of real life
always nipped at the edges of his fantastic dreams. Barnes's mother told him that he would develop
moral character if he would carry water to her maple saplings. His father held that a small person
"...should learn to plan ahead, think a problem through, be lighthearted, cheerful, ready to help whenever
needed. It would also be good to do the algebra homework, and geography, too, and it would be good to
clean the barn..."

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