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

by Lynne Cheney | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 9780743568852 Global Overview for this book
Registered by olered of Salem, Oregon USA on 9/7/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by olered from Salem, Oregon USA on Monday, September 7, 2009
A memoir of Childhood and Family

Journal Entry 2 by olered at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Monday, September 7, 2009

Released 12 yrs ago (9/7/2009 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Hope someone enjoys this.

Journal Entry 3 by batty14 from Schuylerville, New York USA on Sunday, March 21, 2010
grabbed from cd only box.

Journal Entry 4 by wingBasculawing at Ridley Park, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, September 25, 2010
Thanks, this one arrived in the box today.

Releasing this audio book to the 2011 Convention.

To the finder: I hope you enjoy finding this book as much as I did releasing it!

Journal Entry 6 by pritzkit at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA on Friday, April 22, 2011
I'm still getting over the shock that I have anything written by any member of the Cheney family in my home.

I tried to listen to this, thinking at least I'd learn something about Wyoming, but I simply don't have Any interest in this woman's life or family stories. maybe someone else will.

I'm going to try and release this at a local University called Cheney University. Will post wjphen I do.

Released 10 yrs ago (2/20/2012 UTC) at ~~~ ♥ ~~~ A Friend ~~~ ♥ ~~~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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To Audiobook RABCK winner iwillrejoice (finally).

Journal Entry 8 by wingiwillrejoicewing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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This arrived today in a big box of books from pritzkit in Pennsylvania. Thank you! I typically enjoy biographies & memoirs, so I'll look forward to giving this one a try. :-)

Journal Entry 9 by wingiwillrejoicewing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Monday, May 14, 2012
This was a tad slower moving than I would have liked.

5 CDs
Abridged
Read by the author

Reserved for my Audiobook VBB.

Journal Entry 10 by wingiwillrejoicewing at A BookCrosser, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (7/19/2012 UTC) at A BookCrosser, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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Released to booklady331 in Florida as one of her selections from my Audiobook VBB. Happy travels, little book!

Journal Entry 11 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Sunday, July 22, 2012
Arrived at my house today. Thank you,Iwillrejoice, for sending it to me. I am looking forward to listening to this book by a brilliant woman. It should be interesting as Lynne holds an PhD. in English.

Journal Entry 12 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Monday, January 14, 2013
The book was a little slow. I did learn some about living in Wyoming. Some of the situations and descriptions of the high school are similar to the current situations in high school. I found that funny.

Enjoy! Adding to BigJohnLefty's audio bookbox for the next listener

Journal Entry 14 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Thursday, August 1, 2013
Took this out of BigJohnLefty's First CD-Only AudioBookBox. I like biographies and memoirs. Esp. interested as Lynne Cheney graduated from my home state's wonderful University of Wisconsin. Go Badgers!

Journal Entry 15 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Monday, September 2, 2013
Although Lynne Cheney is a bit older than I, she was more around 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.

Thanks for sharing. I hope to pass this along in the very near future. :-)


Journal Entry 16 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Released 8 yrs ago (3/19/2014 UTC) at Neenah, Wisconsin USA

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I'm putting this into BigJohnLefty's Another CD-Only Audiobook Box. Happy Travels! Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 17 by BOOKWORMINUSALL at Mesa, Arizona USA on Sunday, December 27, 2015
Arrived in Arizona (USA) on Friday, December 18th to spend Christmas 2015. Not the sunny warm “vacation” I was expecting from the Sonoran Desert with the wacky weather they, and many others across the country are experiencing. Packing up today to get ready to ship out tomorrow to spend the first part of the New Year in Michigan. Holiday Blessings to all, and best wishes for a Bright and Shiny New Year!

Journal Entry 18 by BOOKWORMINUSALL at Lansing, Michigan USA on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (12/30/2015 UTC) at Lansing, Michigan USA

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I'm sending this Audio Book on it's way in BigJohnLefty's ANOTHER AUDIOBOOKBOX to rebekkila in Michigan to begin it's 2016 New Year Travels. Happy Trails! : )

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Journal Entry 19 by dabercro at Clinton, Utah USA on Thursday, March 10, 2016
Chose from Big John Lefty's Another Audiobookbox.

Journal Entry 20 by dabercro at Clinton, Utah USA on Wednesday, November 16, 2016
This was an OK listen on my work commutes. I am some years younger than the author but could still relate to many of her memories of that time in history. I also live "next door" to Wyoming and I am familiar with some of the places she talks about. I didn't feel there was anything extraordinary about her life or her family's history.

Journal Entry 21 by dabercro at A Fellow BookCrosser, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Monday, December 5, 2016

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Sending to Aberpeter in WA.

Journal Entry 22 by Aberpeter at Kirkland, Washington USA on Monday, January 24, 2022
I find the book Blue Skies, No Fences, to be less of a memoir and more of a research paper told in story format. Ms. Cheney recaps her family tree, starting with her great grandparents, grandparents, and then her parents. She does this again, With Mr. Cheney's family. She also tells of growing up in 1940's & 50's in Casper. But many of the stories are not a personal recap of her life, but a summary of news articles covering events which happened in Casper. Such as the process Casper went through to have television broadcast in the area, including all the shows Ms. Cheney watched, with a small synopsis of each show. She also recapped old football games from her high school years, highlighting important plays which either led her high school to victory or sealed their fate.

I found this book to be a family history that maybe you'd want to pass down to future generations within the Cheney family. For those with no ties to the family or Casper, WY, this book is likely to be found quite boring.

Journal Entry 23 by Aberpeter at Rolling Hills Free Library in Renton, Washington USA on Friday, January 28, 2022

Released 3 mos ago (1/28/2022 UTC) at Rolling Hills Free Library in Renton, Washington USA

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leaving in the Rolling Hills Free Library.

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