ADDENDUM: I recently had the opportunity to travel along two historic pioneer trails, and observed two items that reminded me of my mother's story about traveling by covered wagon with her parents. The first was a mural in the town of Hines, Oregon, in Southern Oregon, that had a mural reflecting its location on the Oregon Trail. Since it showed a mother and daughter in bonnets, I thought of my mother and grandmother, wearing their bonnets!
I am thankful for these reminders of the hardships our ancestors overcame when they were pioneers in this country called the United States of America. Remembering their perseverance, gives me "Miles of Smiles"! Tricia