Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab resident Anna Mae Fleming Adams sits in the sun Wednesday while looking at the book she wrote, "The Snake River From Three Forks to Columbine." The book contains Adams' memories and those of others who lived in the hills. Sandrock Ridge is hosting a book signing and reception for Adams at 2 p.m. Friday.

Photo by Darian Warden

Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab resident Anna Mae Fleming Adams sits in the sun Wednesday while looking at the book she wrote, "The Snake River From Three Forks to Columbine." The book contains Adams' memories and those of others who lived in the hills. Sandrock Ridge is hosting a book signing and reception for Adams at 2 p.m. Friday.

Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab to host book signing for resident author

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What: Book signing and reception for author Anna Mae Fleming Adams’ book "The Snake River From Three Forks to Columbine."

Where: Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab, 943 W Eighth Drive, Craig

When: 2 p.m. Friday

Call: 970-826-4100

— A self-described old, hillbilly, country kid, Sandrock Ridge Car & Rehab resident Anna Mae Fleming Adams said she’s learned what’s important in life and has taken care to preserve it.

Recalling a rich history forgotten by many, Adams humbly possesses knowledge about homesteading life in the hills near the Snake River. She recently wrote the book “The Snake River From Three Forks to Columbine” to preserve the memories of those who made their homes among the hills.

Adams was born and raised in Three Forks and said the idea came on a whim to keep track of the people who settled the country.

“I guess memories is basically what I wrote,” Adams said. “I never intended it to be a book. I just thought those people ought to be remembered. It was fun.”

Much of the book includes Adams’ memories of a loving family and the tough-but-rewarding life enjoyed by those in the hills.

“There’s nothing better than an old milk cow that you can sit there and milk,” Adams said. “You can put your face against her warm side and cry your heart out. You can tell her anything you want to, and she never squeals. There’s nothing like it.”

Adams claims she’s no fancy author and said the book contains memories of growing up and of wonderful people and families.

Although she might not want much recognition, Sandrock Ridge is hosting a reception and book signing at 2 p.m. Friday and welcomes the community.

“I had a wonderful life. I wouldn’t trade it for one today,” Adams said. “We didn’t have money, and we didn’t really need it.”

Darian Warden can be reached at 875-1793 or dwarden@craigdailypress.com

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