This is the story of Merle Aus. It’s the genuine story of the life of a genuine cowboy. Growing up horseback in the Great Depression and living well into the 21st Century, Merle tells of the many changes to life in the Great Plains.
An autobiography of a real cowboy
Thank you for logging into my web page. I wrote my autobiography “It’s Better to be Lucky than Good” because I thought I had a story to tell.
I first saw the light of day in November of 1924 so I was old enough when the Great Depression hit that I got a good look at the struggles to survive by my parents and other homesteaders trying to make a living on the land. My generation probably saw more changes in lifestyle than any other in history – mostly for the better. I remember the horse and buggy days, life without electricity and refrigeration and a path instead of a bath.
I hope you will decide to buy a copy of my book, “It’s Better to be Lucky than Good.” You can read about me growing up on horseback during the Great Depression in southwestern North Dakota and later being cowboy, rancher, trucker, saddle maker and actor. Just send a check (made out to Rose Marie Aus) for $24.95 plus $6 shipping and handling to:
Seven Mile Publishing
454 Road 544
Glendive, MT 59330.