Kid Mallory

IMG_0262When doing research last year on my Grandma Mabel’s sister Mary I discovered that Mary’s husband Harold had written and published a western novel.  Of course, right away I ordered the book on ebay but I hadn’t had time to read it until recently.

Kid Mallory was published in 1981 with the lead in;  “Hell broke loose when he faced a gang of killers in the showdown at the Circle 8.”

It is a typical western.  The good guy chases the bad guy(s) and there is a shootout where the good guy wins.  Sometimes the good guy gets hurt in the chase and meets a beautiful young lady.  All this happens in Kid Mallory.  Throw in a little conspiracy and honor and overall it is a worthwhile read even for those like me that aren’t usually western readers.

39acaf21-11cd-46b9-b172-add74d94ab3eWhat amazed me while reading this book was the detail Mr. White used in talking about Kid’s surroundings.  I don’t think he had any real experience with the southwest that he greatly details in his book.  Harold was born and raised in Nebraska.   After he married my great aunt Mary they moved to Yakima, Washington where they both lived the rest of other lives.    Hal was a veterinarian by trade.

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About Rosanna Ward

Rosanna is a devoted mother of four children, two of which are homeschool graduates. She currently homeschools her 11 and 6 year old sons. Rosanna is a homeschool graduate and a graduate of Oral Roberts University: She grew up in Tulsa and has been homeschooling here for the past eleven years. Rosanna has loved family history for as long as she can remember and love genealogy for the stories of her ancestors.
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2 Responses to Kid Mallory

  1. doniabird says:

    I Spent a week with Uncle Harold, Aunt Mary and Wesley in the spring of 1983′. There is a lot of things about him that are very interesting. They raised Large birds in their basement, they absolutely loved traveling to unique and fun locations for breakfast every day and they lived on an orchard. They told stories about Mt St Helen’s and Uncle Harold studying to be a vet by candle light while Aunt Mary worked to feed their growing family. And, interestingly enough, he also tagged the caribo in Alaska when it was still a territory. Great people and great memories!

  2. Rosanna Ward says:

    That is so cool Donia. I have been trying to find and get in contact with some of their descendants but no luck so far.

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