Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family


    Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family with Elvis on the jukebox at the local canteen, she tells of coming of age in a time when the country seemed in control of its destiny and individual Americans in charge of theirs She describes Casper, Wyoming, where she met a young man named Dick Cheney, and remembers her hometown as a place where the future seemed as bright as the blue sky and life s possibilities as boundless as the prairie It was also a place where a pioneer heritage prevailed, and Cheney traces the paths of forebears who journeyed westward, strengthened against adversity by a bedrock belief that they would find a better life An uplifting exploration of a special time and place in American history, Blue Skies, No Fences is also a heartfelt tribute to those optimistic souls who, in Lynne Cheney s words, pinned their hopes on America and kept heading west."/>
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family
  • Lynne Cheney
  • English
  • 25 August 2017
  • 1416532897

10 thoughts on “Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family

  1. Jill Jill says:

    Blah This is one of the worst memoirs I ve ever read I love Casper It is an interesting town with a cool history I think Lynne Cheney is an intelligent woman She quotes extensively from her high school paper, comments on the clothing of her teachers, and records society column details with no reflection If it were possible to give a book negative stars, this one would receive them Hello, Lynne, tell me a story, don t just list the facts.


  2. Budd Dwyer Budd Dwyer says:

    It is hard to work up much sympathy for this woman I don t think I would Eva Braun s autobiography either, and Eva had less blood on her hands than Cheney The book most of us would like to read by her is her Lesbian novel that was coincidentally pulled from the shelves when her war criminal husband became V.P Apparently this runs in the family, and one can see why, considering the men they consort with.


  3. Elbrozzie Elbrozzie says:

    Disclosure I am reading books by Mrs Cheney not because I like her, but because I am an artist and intend to do a mixed media portrait of her.What I can say that s nice about Mrs Cheney is that she is intelligent and, in a youtube, video, she has some worthwhile things to say about writing.Okay, soBlue Skies, No Fences At first, it seems barely believable that the author of Sisters could subsequently write this self congratulatory memoir Yes, she was a champ at baton twirling Yes, she w Disclosure I am reading books by Mrs Cheney not because I like her, but because I am an artist and intend to do a mixed media portrait of her.What I can say that s nice about Mrs Cheney is that she is intelligent and, in a youtube, video, she has some worthwhile things to say about writing.Okay, soBlue Skies, No Fences At first, it seems barely believable that the author of Sisters could subsequently write this self congratulatory memoir Yes, she was a champ at baton twirling Yes, she was the homecoming queen Yes, she fell in love with the boy Cheney WAS a boy, then of her dreams By going for cute, Mrs Cheney has tripped into the inane, boring and who cares Think Lady Macbeth writing a book on floral arrangements and you ll get the picture


  4. Deb Deb says:

    Although Lynne Cheney is a bit older than I, she wasaround the age of my oldest brother and sister When she was talking about her life growing up in the 50 s, I could relate to some of the things she experienced, like the TV shows, what kids did for entertainment, and school dress codes I remember girls having to wear dresses to school and, being a tomboy , I was forever the bane of my third grade teacher s existence as I was constantly roughing it out on the playground with dress fl Although Lynne Cheney is a bit older than I, she wasaround the age of my oldest brother and sister When she was talking about her life growing up in the 50 s, I could relate to some of the things she experienced, like the TV shows, what kids did for entertainment, and school dress codes I remember girls having to wear dresses to school and, being a tomboy , I was forever the bane of my third grade teacher s existence as I was constantly roughing it out on the playground with dress flying high and undies showing I think that is the year I was allowed to wear stretch pants under my dress during recess LOL I also remember my sister being sent home from high school because she failed the kneeling test for skirt length Lynne Cheney s memoir was not the most exciting one I have ever read, but it was a glimpse at a time when life moved a little slower It was also a look at how attitudes, values and lifestyles have changed and have not changed, in which Mrs Cheney points out I also enjoyed listening to the family history part of the book I guess cause I too have delved into my own family s genealogy I find the stories, the resourcefulness and perseverance of our ancestors fascinating and inspiring Note This was a book that I received from a member at Bookcrossing.com


  5. Louis Louis says:

    This was another book I listened to rather than read However, I did check out the book to see the photos The book has a nice list of sources not read on the book on CD, plus genealogical charts on the inside front and back covers While I am no fan of the political viewpoint of her husband, I did enjoy this book It is relatively apolitical The book can be divided into two types of stories those of the genealogical past of both Lynne and her husband Dick, and those of her growing up in Caspe This was another book I listened to rather than read However, I did check out the book to see the photos The book has a nice list of sources not read on the book on CD, plus genealogical charts on the inside front and back covers While I am no fan of the political viewpoint of her husband, I did enjoy this book It is relatively apolitical The book can be divided into two types of stories those of the genealogical past of both Lynne and her husband Dick, and those of her growing up in Casper, Wyoming during the 1940 s and 1950 s Strictly speaking, the book is divided into 3 parts, the first being her background, the second part Dick s background, and the 3rd a final reminiscence involving the two of them it turns out that they started dating in high school An epilogue wraps up the lives of some of the supporting characters and Lynne s parents This would make an excellent book discussion title There is a lot of American history included in the genealogical recollections that could be discussed, or simply how hard life was for our forebears The tales of growing up in the Forties and Fifties also provide a nice compare and contrast with our current times Another discussion topic could be the what would I do in such circumstances type of question I appreciated Lynne s willingness to tell the stories of these two families, warts and all Her occasional positive comments about the values she learned are ones that frankly I share in many cases This was a book that made me reflect on our country and on my own values


  6. Christy Christy says:

    In Blue Skies, No Fences A A Memoir of Childhood and Family, Lynne Cheney re creates the years after World War II in a small town on the high plains of the West.A Portraying an era that started with the Ink Spots on the Zenith Radio in her family s living room and ended with Elvis on the jukebox at the local canteen, she tells of coming of age in a time when the country seemed in control of its destiny and individual Americans in charge of theirs.A She describes Casper, Wyoming, where she met In Blue Skies, No Fences A A Memoir of Childhood and Family, Lynne Cheney re creates the years after World War II in a small town on the high plains of the West.A Portraying an era that started with the Ink Spots on the Zenith Radio in her family s living room and ended with Elvis on the jukebox at the local canteen, she tells of coming of age in a time when the country seemed in control of its destiny and individual Americans in charge of theirs.A She describes Casper, Wyoming, where she met a young man named Dick Cheney, and remembers her hometown as a place where the future seemed as bright as the blue sky and life s possibilities as boundless as the prairie.A It was also a place where a pioneer heritage prevailed, and Cheney traces the paths of forebears who journeyed westward, strengthened against adversity by a bedrock belief that they would find a better life.A An uplifting exploration of a special time and place in American history, Blue Skies, No Fences is also a heartfelt tribute to those optimistic souls who, in Lynne Cheney s words, pinned their hopes on America and kept heading west


  7. Roxanne Roxanne says:

    I locked all of my political feelings in a box, and read this book trying to be just a reader of someone s memoir I thought Lynne Cheney did a great job of portraying life as it was for her growing up in Casper, Wyoming I appreciated all of the wonderful photos included throughout the book While Lynne is many years older than I am, I was happy to realize that memories are such powerful tools to identify ourselves with.I thought Cheney did a great job and while this book is not something earth I locked all of my political feelings in a box, and read this book trying to be just a reader of someone s memoir I thought Lynne Cheney did a great job of portraying life as it was for her growing up in Casper, Wyoming I appreciated all of the wonderful photos included throughout the book While Lynne is many years older than I am, I was happy to realize that memories are such powerful tools to identify ourselves with.I thought Cheney did a great job and while this book is not something earth shattering, it is after all, her memoir


  8. Alexandra Alexandra says:

    A nice coming of age story in an era glorified in American history Great to hear about the human side of both Lynne and Dick that we never got to hear in the mainstream media while he was in office Having met the Second Lady and experienced her warm personality firsthand, I thoroughly enjoyed reading her memoir Only reason I only gave it 3 stars is because it did drag a but at some parts Overall, though, well researched and very interesting.


  9. Aimee Aimee says:

    I am also changing my rating on this from 4 stars to just 3 It was a good book but I don t think about it like I do other good books I have read It did make me laugh out loud a couple of times, I was amazed at some of the kindness, and giving nature by some of the people in the book, and I enjoyed learning about Lynne Cheney s life as she was growning up I am glad I read it I always enjoy non fiction books.


  10. Peggy Peggy says:

    I enjoyed this book It brought back fond memories of the fifties and early sixties for me Interesting geneaolgy of both Lynne and Dick Cheney s families The families earned respect from me for the hardships they faced during WW II and after, especially housing shortages Did you ever guess that the Vice President and his wife both grew up in Wyoming and were high school sweethearts That Lynne Cheney was a champion baton twirler


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About the Author: Lynne Cheney

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