Dear Boss: Letters from the Lazy 3 Bar Ranche

Catherine Munn Smith


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Fro the wild shenanigans in the bunkhouse to the beauty of the high country beyond, the Dear Boss Letters describe the characters and workings of the Lazy 3 Bar Ranche. Foreman Sandy faithfully chronicles the ups and downs from the gravy days of the late 1920s into the depths of the Great Depression. Rural Alberta was hit especially hard during the "dirty thirties" and the Lazy 3 Bar suffered as much as any ranching operation from poor crops and the fall in stock prices. But Sandy does his best to keep the boys on track and their spirits up. It is surprising that the ranch survives at all, but the real surprise lies with Sandy and Boss themselves. As Sandy observes, things are not always what they appear to be.