Hi Linda, Sherry again, sorry it’s taken me longer than I’d planned to respond to the age question of Angus that you had questioned me about. In HCB (Rafe’s story, I know) on page two Angus is talking to Georgia @ her grave sight, saying, “I turned 55 today”. Then on page 9 (in the paperback) he’s gathered his 3 sons at dinner because he’s come to a decision about their futures. He says, “I’m an old man. Seventy-five, in fact…” That’s what I was confused about. Angus would be well into his 80s by the time Holt’s daughter is grown & is coming home to the Triple M in a snow storm from CA in a later book. Since he is still riding in the storm to find her wrecked train, I figure you meant him to be the younger of the two ages mentioned. This in no way took away from the compelling story, though, the first in the legendary McKettrick series, one of my absolute favorites !!!
I love those Wild West McKettrick’s! Rafe especially! I was thinking, back in those days, someone who was 55 in years was probably like someone who now-a-days is 75 in years. So really, he was 55 yrs old with a 75-year old body, right? :O) If he was 75 at the time it seems his children would have been in their 40s and 50s, and if I remember correctly, the boys were in their 20s. So I think Angus meant that he meant he was 75 “physically.” I can relate!