Pretty Polly, A Proverbs 31 Woman Who Won the West?
Photos of Joseph Lane abound; not so with Polly. Even the headstone only gives her credit for being his wife. Notice it doesn’t say “Loving Memory.” I sometimes wonder about the pioneer women of this country who had absentee husbands. Men, who between heroic deeds and territorial path-finding, came home only long enough to get their wives pregnant. Not an ideal situation, perhaps, but ultimately, the way of the world, even today. Some men are called to politics, war, explorin