The decade the author spent living in Oklahoma took her back in time at least fifteen years.
It was a unique little town. There was no law enforcement in Freedom, Oklahoma; no police, no judge, and no jail. It appeared that citizens live there made their own laws. The residents policed themselves resenting any law getting too close to their town. The word spread fast among the residents when one of them would spot a state trooper or a sheriff's vehicle staked out on a nearby highway.
Most of the people living in and around Freedom were farmers or ranchers who'd become frustrated and angry when their hard work and efforts at farming and ranching continually failed to pay off. Even when they'd have a good wheat crop it did not mean that they'd receive a fair price for their time and efforts. Much of the farmer's financial success in … Read More