Graceful Lives summarizes the family history and descendents of William and
Grace Lassey--parents of the authors. Th ey were both born and raised in western
North Dakota, where their parents homesteaded in the early 20th Century. Th eir
younger married years were a major challenge, as they tried to make a living on
a farm in the depths of the Great Depression, while raising their children. Th ey
overcame great odds to eventually prosper, while contributing mightily to their
family, community, state, and nation. Th eir 58 descendents (as of 2011) are justly
proud, and thankful for the huge contributions they made during their lifetimes.