Two Copper Pennies follows that September day, with the family life and hardships of one man. My Great-Grandfather, Andrew Thomas Lyon, an Irish immigrant. Along with his bride, a Cherokee maiden, Martha Delphenia Owen, my Great-Grandmother.
They staked their claim, traveled by wagon, and built a dug-out, or soddie.
Nora, my Grand-mother, born 1897, was 4 at the time. The many tales of Nora's adventures have been passed to me. Including the story of the long leather change purse, and the pennies that she wanted so badly.
People faced hard ways, had strong dreams, and built strong families. They worked together, only looking forward to the future. Floods, wild animals, nature, unpleasant neighbors, rodents, and snakes, were common.