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Field Mice...Memoirs of a Migrant Child

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Emma Gonzålez Local RGV Author

This first book Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child deals with her memories from her childhood, roughly age 5 to 15. It allows us to share the ups and downs, the joys, the sadness, and a taste of the migrant life in the late 1950s and 60s, through the eyes of a child. She was trapped in the nomadic lifestyle which spiraled downward economically throughout the 10 years she was dragged from Colorado to Texas.

Her gifted use of imagery allows us to experience the snippets of her life that are revealed in Field Mice. Moving on is a way of life for migrant field workers and their family. American born, Emma Gonzalez, tells in short, vivid vignettes of her life struggles to overcome the pressures to keep her as insignificant as the field mice she played with to persevere, to educate herself, to succeed in multiple business ventures, finally discovering her calling in the criminal justice system advocating and assisting victims of crime.

The only child of the later in life marriage, decades younger than her half siblings, Emma was an afterthought, an encumbrance, something to be left at the edge of the field all day and picked up when you went home. Yet, Emma had hope, symbolized by the wearing of her pearls, she focusing on a better life. She learned “your family doesn’t provide a better life for you; you have to go out and make it yourself.” Even from her earliest memories, she sensed a spiritual connection that encouraged her to persevere. Originally nameless, in adulthood she discovered her spiritual mentor, the Blessed Mother Teresa, that would direct her to write her memoirs.

These vignettes illustrate Emma’s strength of character and her determination for HER life. She used the family’s Green Stamps, not for toys or games, but for books. From these books she learned about the countries that were far beyond her reach. But she learned that there was a whole world beyond the migrant life. She developed a sense of adventure and a desire to see these far off places.

Her calendar was set by the growing seasons – back and forth from Edinburg, Texas to the Ovid, Colorado area to thin, weed, and harvest beets – to California to harvest grapes and to West Texas panhandle for work at the cotton gin mills and then back to Edinburg, Texas. When one of her family’s employers in Ovid, Tom Kobayashi, insisted that Emma needed to go to school, it opened a new world for Emma – education, purpose, and friends.

The only place she had any stability was in Ovid, Colorado. The teachers prepared worksheets and gave her used textbooks for her to learn until she came back to Ovid. Ovid was also the place where she made her few friends. These friends gave Emma many bright spots in her few leisure moments. After working long hours in the fields, her friends offered her a break from the hardships of the migrant worker. Playing games, running, and sharing shopping, Rock and Roll music, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were the happy times she shared with them. There were some dark moments that affected her and still cause sadness, but with the joy in her present life, they are fading.

Emma lives with her supportive husband of 40 years and near to her two children and grandchildren who she loves dearly. (“Children are precious gifts of Light; praise them with loving words.”) After fifty years, Emma returned to Ovid, Colorado to revisit her childhood places and to re-unite with her childhood friends and their haunts (many of which are long gone), but she was able to reconnect with her best friends of yesteryear. She will write about that reunion in her next book titled Paths of Pearls as well as her continuing life struggles after the migrating years ended. She would face the most difficult years still ahead.

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Inspired by the Blessed Mother Teresa who guided her writing. Emma's childhood memories allow us to share the ups and downs, the joys, the sadness, of the migrant life in the U.S. in the late 1950's and 60's. Her gifted use of imagery allows the reader to experience her life through the eyes of a young child.

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  • Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child is a must read. It serves as a reminder of the hellish work that our families of migrant workers of past and present have endured and continue to do so. It is educational and informative about a way of life of people who help feed the world, but at times themselves go to bed hungry. “Field Mice” will make you laugh, be sad, but will inspire you to try harder to succeed in life and not to give up on your goals and dreams, to realize the importance of a good education, and to always remember and believe, “QUE SI SE PUEDE!” (“IT CAN BE DONE!”) Finally, like all good things in life, you hate to get to the end of it! – José María DeLeón Hernández Little Joe Y La Familia

    - Little Joe
  • Dear Emma, Thank you...for writing such a great book, Field Mice, Memoirs of a Migrant Child, and for sharing your life journey with us. You are a very brave soul. I admire you and appreciate that I had the opportunity to have met you. I see (Emma), a great, determined, smart, sophisticated and strong woman. Can't wait for the sequel. Good Luck and May God Bless You, Yours Truly, Lidia R. Diaz-Granados

    - …a great, determined, smart, sophisticated and strong woman.
  • Love your book just reading it now, so memorable since everyone you mention from Ovid I know, as I was born and raised in Ovid and myself have precious memories of the Schneider's God bless you for sharing your story!

    - Helen Thompson Bond
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  • Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child is a must read. It serves as a reminder of the hellish work that our families of migrant workers of past and present have endured and continue to do so. It is educational and informative about a way of life of people who help feed the world, but at times themselves go to bed hungry. “Field Mice” will make you laugh, be sad, but will inspire you to try harder to succeed in life and not to give up on your goals and dreams, to realize the importance of a good education, and to always remember and believe, “QUE SI SE PUEDE!” (“IT CAN BE DONE!”) Finally, like all good things in life, you hate to get to the end of it! – José María DeLeón Hernández Little Joe Y La Familia

    - Little Joe
  • "Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child" has been an inspiring novel to read by someone who has never been a migrant worker but has worked with Migrant families and students for 11 years. Emma Gonzalez, in my opinion, is a courageous and gifted author who has been able to keep the audience's attention in a spellbound captivating way by sharing her true life experiences. This book is so unique given the fact that there is no other book in print currently that is able to speak to the horrific experience our migrant workers have to endure. Emma has a beautiful way of expressing herself in writing ...(To Read more of this review click SEE MORE) Linda Aranda, M. Ed. Migrant Education Specialist Education Service Center,Region 6 Huntsville, Texas 77340

    - “Inspiring novel…”
  • Thank you for the grace of your presence at our Alamo Book Club. Your story was touching and we are enjoying your book. The Alamo Rose Book Club.

    - The Alamo Rose Book Club
4
  • Love your book just reading it now, so memorable since everyone you mention from Ovid I know, as I was born and raised in Ovid and myself have precious memories of the Schneider's God bless you for sharing your story!

    - Helen Thompson Bond
  • Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child is a must read. It serves as a reminder of the hellish work that our families of migrant workers of past and present have endured and continue to do so. It is educational and informative about a way of life of people who help feed the world, but at times themselves go to bed hungry. “Field Mice” will make you laugh, be sad, but will inspire you to try harder to succeed in life and not to give up on your goals and dreams, to realize the importance of a good education, and to always remember and believe, “QUE SI SE PUEDE!” (“IT CAN BE DONE!”) Finally, like all good things in life, you hate to get to the end of it! – José María DeLeón Hernández Little Joe Y La Familia

    - Little Joe
  • Dear Emma, Thank you for coming to Ovid to share your childhood. It was a joy to meet you...as if we had known each other all these years. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your book. I hadn't thought of the houses in the dirt for years. I am amazed at what you remembered about Ovid. Thank you for the tea set, you are amazing!!! Friends forever, Carol Watson Gillham

    - …thoroughly enjoyed reading your book.
5
  • Love your book just reading it now, so memorable since everyone you mention from Ovid I know, as I was born and raised in Ovid and myself have precious memories of the Schneider's God bless you for sharing your story!

    - Helen Thompson Bond
  • Dear Emma, Thank you for coming to Ovid to share your childhood. It was a joy to meet you...as if we had known each other all these years. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your book. I hadn't thought of the houses in the dirt for years. I am amazed at what you remembered about Ovid. Thank you for the tea set, you are amazing!!! Friends forever, Carol Watson Gillham

    - …thoroughly enjoyed reading your book.
  • "Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child" has been an inspiring novel to read by someone who has never been a migrant worker but has worked with Migrant families and students for 11 years. Emma Gonzalez, in my opinion, is a courageous and gifted author who has been able to keep the audience's attention in a spellbound captivating way by sharing her true life experiences. This book is so unique given the fact that there is no other book in print currently that is able to speak to the horrific experience our migrant workers have to endure. Emma has a beautiful way of expressing herself in writing ...(To Read more of this review click SEE MORE) Linda Aranda, M. Ed. Migrant Education Specialist Education Service Center,Region 6 Huntsville, Texas 77340

    - “Inspiring novel…”
6
  • Thank you for the grace of your presence at our Alamo Book Club. Your story was touching and we are enjoying your book. The Alamo Rose Book Club.

    - The Alamo Rose Book Club
  • We learned about your book, Field Mice, through Little Joe's website. Our Karnes City Library was able to get it from Colorado through an interlibrary loan. We read it and we loved it. We can relate very well to it due to my (Jimmy) migrant workers upbringing. To read more click here. Again...fabulous book. Jimmy & Terry Rodriguez

    - …we loved it.
  • "Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child" has been an inspiring novel to read by someone who has never been a migrant worker but has worked with Migrant families and students for 11 years. Emma Gonzalez, in my opinion, is a courageous and gifted author who has been able to keep the audience's attention in a spellbound captivating way by sharing her true life experiences. This book is so unique given the fact that there is no other book in print currently that is able to speak to the horrific experience our migrant workers have to endure. Emma has a beautiful way of expressing herself in writing ...(To Read more of this review click SEE MORE) Linda Aranda, M. Ed. Migrant Education Specialist Education Service Center,Region 6 Huntsville, Texas 77340

    - “Inspiring novel…”
7
  • Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child is a must read. It serves as a reminder of the hellish work that our families of migrant workers of past and present have endured and continue to do so. It is educational and informative about a way of life of people who help feed the world, but at times themselves go to bed hungry. “Field Mice” will make you laugh, be sad, but will inspire you to try harder to succeed in life and not to give up on your goals and dreams, to realize the importance of a good education, and to always remember and believe, “QUE SI SE PUEDE!” (“IT CAN BE DONE!”) Finally, like all good things in life, you hate to get to the end of it! – José María DeLeón Hernández Little Joe Y La Familia

    - Little Joe
  • "Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child" has been an inspiring novel to read by someone who has never been a migrant worker but has worked with Migrant families and students for 11 years. Emma Gonzalez, in my opinion, is a courageous and gifted author who has been able to keep the audience's attention in a spellbound captivating way by sharing her true life experiences. This book is so unique given the fact that there is no other book in print currently that is able to speak to the horrific experience our migrant workers have to endure. Emma has a beautiful way of expressing herself in writing ...(To Read more of this review click SEE MORE) Linda Aranda, M. Ed. Migrant Education Specialist Education Service Center,Region 6 Huntsville, Texas 77340

    - “Inspiring novel…”
  • Love your book just reading it now, so memorable since everyone you mention from Ovid I know, as I was born and raised in Ovid and myself have precious memories of the Schneider's God bless you for sharing your story!

    - Helen Thompson Bond
8
  • Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child is a must read. It serves as a reminder of the hellish work that our families of migrant workers of past and present have endured and continue to do so. It is educational and informative about a way of life of people who help feed the world, but at times themselves go to bed hungry. “Field Mice” will make you laugh, be sad, but will inspire you to try harder to succeed in life and not to give up on your goals and dreams, to realize the importance of a good education, and to always remember and believe, “QUE SI SE PUEDE!” (“IT CAN BE DONE!”) Finally, like all good things in life, you hate to get to the end of it! – José María DeLeón Hernández Little Joe Y La Familia

    - Little Joe
  • Thank you for the grace of your presence at our Alamo Book Club. Your story was touching and we are enjoying your book. The Alamo Rose Book Club.

    - The Alamo Rose Book Club
  • We learned about your book, Field Mice, through Little Joe's website. Our Karnes City Library was able to get it from Colorado through an interlibrary loan. We read it and we loved it. We can relate very well to it due to my (Jimmy) migrant workers upbringing. To read more click here. Again...fabulous book. Jimmy & Terry Rodriguez

    - …we loved it.
9
  • "Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child" has been an inspiring novel to read by someone who has never been a migrant worker but has worked with Migrant families and students for 11 years. Emma Gonzalez, in my opinion, is a courageous and gifted author who has been able to keep the audience's attention in a spellbound captivating way by sharing her true life experiences. This book is so unique given the fact that there is no other book in print currently that is able to speak to the horrific experience our migrant workers have to endure. Emma has a beautiful way of expressing herself in writing ...(To Read more of this review click SEE MORE) Linda Aranda, M. Ed. Migrant Education Specialist Education Service Center,Region 6 Huntsville, Texas 77340

    - “Inspiring novel…”
  • Dear Emma, Thank you for coming to Ovid to share your childhood. It was a joy to meet you...as if we had known each other all these years. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your book. I hadn't thought of the houses in the dirt for years. I am amazed at what you remembered about Ovid. Thank you for the tea set, you are amazing!!! Friends forever, Carol Watson Gillham

    - …thoroughly enjoyed reading your book.
  • We learned about your book, Field Mice, through Little Joe's website. Our Karnes City Library was able to get it from Colorado through an interlibrary loan. We read it and we loved it. We can relate very well to it due to my (Jimmy) migrant workers upbringing. To read more click here. Again...fabulous book. Jimmy & Terry Rodriguez

    - …we loved it.
10
  • Dear Emma, Thank you...for writing such a great book, Field Mice, Memoirs of a Migrant Child, and for sharing your life journey with us. You are a very brave soul. I admire you and appreciate that I had the opportunity to have met you. I see (Emma), a great, determined, smart, sophisticated and strong woman. Can't wait for the sequel. Good Luck and May God Bless You, Yours Truly, Lidia R. Diaz-Granados

    - …a great, determined, smart, sophisticated and strong woman.
  • Dear Emma, Thank you for coming to Ovid to share your childhood. It was a joy to meet you...as if we had known each other all these years. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your book. I hadn't thought of the houses in the dirt for years. I am amazed at what you remembered about Ovid. Thank you for the tea set, you are amazing!!! Friends forever, Carol Watson Gillham

    - …thoroughly enjoyed reading your book.
  • Love your book just reading it now, so memorable since everyone you mention from Ovid I know, as I was born and raised in Ovid and myself have precious memories of the Schneider's God bless you for sharing your story!

    - Helen Thompson Bond
11
  • Thank you for the grace of your presence at our Alamo Book Club. Your story was touching and we are enjoying your book. The Alamo Rose Book Club.

    - The Alamo Rose Book Club
  • "Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child" has been an inspiring novel to read by someone who has never been a migrant worker but has worked with Migrant families and students for 11 years. Emma Gonzalez, in my opinion, is a courageous and gifted author who has been able to keep the audience's attention in a spellbound captivating way by sharing her true life experiences. This book is so unique given the fact that there is no other book in print currently that is able to speak to the horrific experience our migrant workers have to endure. Emma has a beautiful way of expressing herself in writing ...(To Read more of this review click SEE MORE) Linda Aranda, M. Ed. Migrant Education Specialist Education Service Center,Region 6 Huntsville, Texas 77340

    - “Inspiring novel…”
  • Dear Emma, Thank you...for writing such a great book, Field Mice, Memoirs of a Migrant Child, and for sharing your life journey with us. You are a very brave soul. I admire you and appreciate that I had the opportunity to have met you. I see (Emma), a great, determined, smart, sophisticated and strong woman. Can't wait for the sequel. Good Luck and May God Bless You, Yours Truly, Lidia R. Diaz-Granados

    - …a great, determined, smart, sophisticated and strong woman.
12
  • "Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child" has been an inspiring novel to read by someone who has never been a migrant worker but has worked with Migrant families and students for 11 years. Emma Gonzalez, in my opinion, is a courageous and gifted author who has been able to keep the audience's attention in a spellbound captivating way by sharing her true life experiences. This book is so unique given the fact that there is no other book in print currently that is able to speak to the horrific experience our migrant workers have to endure. Emma has a beautiful way of expressing herself in writing ...(To Read more of this review click SEE MORE) Linda Aranda, M. Ed. Migrant Education Specialist Education Service Center,Region 6 Huntsville, Texas 77340

    - “Inspiring novel…”
  • Love your book just reading it now, so memorable since everyone you mention from Ovid I know, as I was born and raised in Ovid and myself have precious memories of the Schneider's God bless you for sharing your story!

    - Helen Thompson Bond
  • Thank you for the grace of your presence at our Alamo Book Club. Your story was touching and we are enjoying your book. The Alamo Rose Book Club.

    - The Alamo Rose Book Club
13
  • Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child is a must read. It serves as a reminder of the hellish work that our families of migrant workers of past and present have endured and continue to do so. It is educational and informative about a way of life of people who help feed the world, but at times themselves go to bed hungry. “Field Mice” will make you laugh, be sad, but will inspire you to try harder to succeed in life and not to give up on your goals and dreams, to realize the importance of a good education, and to always remember and believe, “QUE SI SE PUEDE!” (“IT CAN BE DONE!”) Finally, like all good things in life, you hate to get to the end of it! – José María DeLeón Hernández Little Joe Y La Familia

    - Little Joe
  • Love your book just reading it now, so memorable since everyone you mention from Ovid I know, as I was born and raised in Ovid and myself have precious memories of the Schneider's God bless you for sharing your story!

    - Helen Thompson Bond
  • Dear Emma, Thank you...for writing such a great book, Field Mice, Memoirs of a Migrant Child, and for sharing your life journey with us. You are a very brave soul. I admire you and appreciate that I had the opportunity to have met you. I see (Emma), a great, determined, smart, sophisticated and strong woman. Can't wait for the sequel. Good Luck and May God Bless You, Yours Truly, Lidia R. Diaz-Granados

    - …a great, determined, smart, sophisticated and strong woman.
14
  • Dear Emma, Thank you for coming to Ovid to share your childhood. It was a joy to meet you...as if we had known each other all these years. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your book. I hadn't thought of the houses in the dirt for years. I am amazed at what you remembered about Ovid. Thank you for the tea set, you are amazing!!! Friends forever, Carol Watson Gillham

    - …thoroughly enjoyed reading your book.
  • "Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child" has been an inspiring novel to read by someone who has never been a migrant worker but has worked with Migrant families and students for 11 years. Emma Gonzalez, in my opinion, is a courageous and gifted author who has been able to keep the audience's attention in a spellbound captivating way by sharing her true life experiences. This book is so unique given the fact that there is no other book in print currently that is able to speak to the horrific experience our migrant workers have to endure. Emma has a beautiful way of expressing herself in writing ...(To Read more of this review click SEE MORE) Linda Aranda, M. Ed. Migrant Education Specialist Education Service Center,Region 6 Huntsville, Texas 77340

    - “Inspiring novel…”
  • We learned about your book, Field Mice, through Little Joe's website. Our Karnes City Library was able to get it from Colorado through an interlibrary loan. We read it and we loved it. We can relate very well to it due to my (Jimmy) migrant workers upbringing. To read more click here. Again...fabulous book. Jimmy & Terry Rodriguez

    - …we loved it.
15
  • Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child is a must read. It serves as a reminder of the hellish work that our families of migrant workers of past and present have endured and continue to do so. It is educational and informative about a way of life of people who help feed the world, but at times themselves go to bed hungry. “Field Mice” will make you laugh, be sad, but will inspire you to try harder to succeed in life and not to give up on your goals and dreams, to realize the importance of a good education, and to always remember and believe, “QUE SI SE PUEDE!” (“IT CAN BE DONE!”) Finally, like all good things in life, you hate to get to the end of it! – José María DeLeón Hernández Little Joe Y La Familia

    - Little Joe
  • Dear Emma, Thank you for coming to Ovid to share your childhood. It was a joy to meet you...as if we had known each other all these years. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your book. I hadn't thought of the houses in the dirt for years. I am amazed at what you remembered about Ovid. Thank you for the tea set, you are amazing!!! Friends forever, Carol Watson Gillham

    - …thoroughly enjoyed reading your book.
  • "Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child" has been an inspiring novel to read by someone who has never been a migrant worker but has worked with Migrant families and students for 11 years. Emma Gonzalez, in my opinion, is a courageous and gifted author who has been able to keep the audience's attention in a spellbound captivating way by sharing her true life experiences. This book is so unique given the fact that there is no other book in print currently that is able to speak to the horrific experience our migrant workers have to endure. Emma has a beautiful way of expressing herself in writing ...(To Read more of this review click SEE MORE) Linda Aranda, M. Ed. Migrant Education Specialist Education Service Center,Region 6 Huntsville, Texas 77340

    - “Inspiring novel…”
16
  • We learned about your book, Field Mice, through Little Joe's website. Our Karnes City Library was able to get it from Colorado through an interlibrary loan. We read it and we loved it. We can relate very well to it due to my (Jimmy) migrant workers upbringing. To read more click here. Again...fabulous book. Jimmy & Terry Rodriguez

    - …we loved it.
  • Dear Emma, Thank you...for writing such a great book, Field Mice, Memoirs of a Migrant Child, and for sharing your life journey with us. You are a very brave soul. I admire you and appreciate that I had the opportunity to have met you. I see (Emma), a great, determined, smart, sophisticated and strong woman. Can't wait for the sequel. Good Luck and May God Bless You, Yours Truly, Lidia R. Diaz-Granados

    - …a great, determined, smart, sophisticated and strong woman.
  • Love your book just reading it now, so memorable since everyone you mention from Ovid I know, as I was born and raised in Ovid and myself have precious memories of the Schneider's God bless you for sharing your story!

    - Helen Thompson Bond
17
  • We learned about your book, Field Mice, through Little Joe's website. Our Karnes City Library was able to get it from Colorado through an interlibrary loan. We read it and we loved it. We can relate very well to it due to my (Jimmy) migrant workers upbringing. To read more click here. Again...fabulous book. Jimmy & Terry Rodriguez

    - …we loved it.
  • Dear Emma, Thank you for coming to Ovid to share your childhood. It was a joy to meet you...as if we had known each other all these years. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your book. I hadn't thought of the houses in the dirt for years. I am amazed at what you remembered about Ovid. Thank you for the tea set, you are amazing!!! Friends forever, Carol Watson Gillham

    - …thoroughly enjoyed reading your book.
  • Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child is a must read. It serves as a reminder of the hellish work that our families of migrant workers of past and present have endured and continue to do so. It is educational and informative about a way of life of people who help feed the world, but at times themselves go to bed hungry. “Field Mice” will make you laugh, be sad, but will inspire you to try harder to succeed in life and not to give up on your goals and dreams, to realize the importance of a good education, and to always remember and believe, “QUE SI SE PUEDE!” (“IT CAN BE DONE!”) Finally, like all good things in life, you hate to get to the end of it! – José María DeLeón Hernández Little Joe Y La Familia

    - Little Joe
18
  • "Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child" has been an inspiring novel to read by someone who has never been a migrant worker but has worked with Migrant families and students for 11 years. Emma Gonzalez, in my opinion, is a courageous and gifted author who has been able to keep the audience's attention in a spellbound captivating way by sharing her true life experiences. This book is so unique given the fact that there is no other book in print currently that is able to speak to the horrific experience our migrant workers have to endure. Emma has a beautiful way of expressing herself in writing ...(To Read more of this review click SEE MORE) Linda Aranda, M. Ed. Migrant Education Specialist Education Service Center,Region 6 Huntsville, Texas 77340

    - “Inspiring novel…”
  • We learned about your book, Field Mice, through Little Joe's website. Our Karnes City Library was able to get it from Colorado through an interlibrary loan. We read it and we loved it. We can relate very well to it due to my (Jimmy) migrant workers upbringing. To read more click here. Again...fabulous book. Jimmy & Terry Rodriguez

    - …we loved it.
  • Thank you for the grace of your presence at our Alamo Book Club. Your story was touching and we are enjoying your book. The Alamo Rose Book Club.

    - The Alamo Rose Book Club
19
  • Dear Emma, Thank you for coming to Ovid to share your childhood. It was a joy to meet you...as if we had known each other all these years. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your book. I hadn't thought of the houses in the dirt for years. I am amazed at what you remembered about Ovid. Thank you for the tea set, you are amazing!!! Friends forever, Carol Watson Gillham

    - …thoroughly enjoyed reading your book.
  • Dear Emma, Thank you...for writing such a great book, Field Mice, Memoirs of a Migrant Child, and for sharing your life journey with us. You are a very brave soul. I admire you and appreciate that I had the opportunity to have met you. I see (Emma), a great, determined, smart, sophisticated and strong woman. Can't wait for the sequel. Good Luck and May God Bless You, Yours Truly, Lidia R. Diaz-Granados

    - …a great, determined, smart, sophisticated and strong woman.
  • Thank you for the grace of your presence at our Alamo Book Club. Your story was touching and we are enjoying your book. The Alamo Rose Book Club.

    - The Alamo Rose Book Club
20
  • Love your book just reading it now, so memorable since everyone you mention from Ovid I know, as I was born and raised in Ovid and myself have precious memories of the Schneider's God bless you for sharing your story!

    - Helen Thompson Bond
  • Dear Emma, Thank you...for writing such a great book, Field Mice, Memoirs of a Migrant Child, and for sharing your life journey with us. You are a very brave soul. I admire you and appreciate that I had the opportunity to have met you. I see (Emma), a great, determined, smart, sophisticated and strong woman. Can't wait for the sequel. Good Luck and May God Bless You, Yours Truly, Lidia R. Diaz-Granados

    - …a great, determined, smart, sophisticated and strong woman.
  • Thank you for the grace of your presence at our Alamo Book Club. Your story was touching and we are enjoying your book. The Alamo Rose Book Club.

    - The Alamo Rose Book Club

A quick peek into the book

Life as a migrant family in the late 1950's and 60's thru the eyes of a child. It serves as a reminder of the hellish work that families of migrant workers of past and present have endured and continue to do so.