Though most people aren't aware of the fact, South Dakota really is the center of the world. At least that is what Mildred Thompson thought until she entered the fourth grade. It was here, surrounded by a simple farming community and her seven siblings, that "Midge" spent her early childhood during the 1920s and 30s.
"The Making of Midge" shares the stories of a young girl whose insatiable curiosity and knack for trouble earned her the title of one of the "Katzenjammer Kids" at the tender age of two. Throughout her childhood, she not only lived, questioned, and explored life to the fullest, but learned valuable lessons of forgiveness, humility, and love as well.
Experience with her a childhood filled with adventure as she barely escapes burning alive from a lit Christmas tree, endures childhood illnesses, sets the prairie afire to catch gophers, almost loses the family farm, builds a car out of a washing machine, and is part of a miracle after her brush with death from appendicitis. Through it all she learns about a God who loves and cares for her, and she develops a lifelong desire to become an overseas missionary. As you read this book, you will see how her family and church helped Midge grow in Christ.