Table of contents for Remembering Mattie : a pioneer woman's legacy of grit, gumption, and grace / by Barbara Russell Chesser.

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Acknowledgments	ix
Introduction	xi
	This remarkable woman overcame great difficulties throughout her life, and all the
	while she helped others to also survive and surmount calamities. She provided a
	tremendous role model and left a golden legacy to us all.
PART I: GRIT
Chapter One: 	BEGINNINGS (1896 - 1905)	1
	How will our children know who they are
	If they don't know where they came from?
	- Ma in Grapes of Wrath
Chapter Two: 	"...DOWN TO THE BONE" (1906 - 1913)	9
	Keep your face to the sunshine and you will not see the shadows.
	- Helen Keller
Chapter Three: 	DANCING ALL NIGHT (1913 - Oct. 11, 1918)	29
	In the long run all love is paid by love...give thy love freely, do not
	count the cost, so beautiful a thing was never lost in the long run.
	- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, In the Long Run
Chapter Four: 	"I WILL KEEP MY GIRLS!" (Oct. 11, 1918 - Sept. 27, 1920) 	49
	To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that.
	- Mother Teresa
PART II: GUMPTION
Chapter Five: 	MOVING ON (Sept. 28, 1920 - May 1, 1933)	67
	Home is where the heart is. - Old American saying
Chapter Six: 	A BEND IN THE ROAD (May 1, 1933 - Dec. 18, 1935)	101
	It's a long road that doesn't have a bend in it somewhere.
	- Old American Saying
Chapter Seven: 	GRANDDAD AND A NICKEL FOR A SPOOL OF THREAD
	(Dec. 18, 1935 - Feb. 8, 1972)	117
	A woman's work is never done, and happy is she whose strength
	holds out to the end.
	- Martha Ballard, eighteenth-century writer
Chapter Eight: 	MATTIE'S CAFÉ (1939 - 1967)	139
	Where I was born and where...I lived is unimportant. It is what I
	have done with where I have been that should be of interest.
	- Georgia O'Keeffe, famous New Mexico artist
PART III: GRACE
Chapter Nine: 	HOW ABOUT A CUP OF COFFEE? (1940 - 1980s)	161
	Family stories reveal our family values, character, and personality.
	They connect our past to the present, and they can shape the kind
	of person we become.
	- Helen Armstrong, successful businesswoman, political activist,
	daughter of first mayor of Portales, New Mexico, and first governor
	of New Mexico - and Mattie's friend
Chapter Ten: 	ROOM FOR ONE MORE (1950s - Early 1970s)	189
	Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile....
	Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well.
	- Mother Teresa
Chapter Eleven: 	RED SILK PAJAMAS (Early 1900s - 1980s)	211
	The best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or even
	touched...they must be felt with the heart.
	- Helen Keller
Chapter Twelve: 	A GOOD CAR (1913 - 1970s)	231
	A good car can get you to where you want to go.
	- Mattie Kinney
Epilogue: 	A REMARKABLE LEGACY: LUCKY US!	253
	A good person will be remembered as a blessing.
	- Proverbs 10:7
Appendices:	Assorted Photos	257
	Family Histories	267
		The McPeak Family	267
		The Smith Family	273
		The Deatherage Family	277
		The Creek Family	289
	Mattie's Genealogy	295
		The Smith Family - First Generation	295
		Mattie's Family - First Generation	297
	Martha/Mattie Timeline	299

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Kinney, Mattie, 1896-1988.
Chesser, Barbara -- Family.
Women pioneers -- New Mexico -- Biography.
Pioneers -- New Mexico -- Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life -- New Mexico.
New Mexico -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
New Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Portales (N.M.) -- Biography.
Alvord (Tex.) -- Biography.
Role models -- United States -- Biography.