By Mr. Robert J Hastings
Hastings skilled the agricultural and small city aspect of an occasion that touched all who weathered it—the fiscal crash of 1929 and its 10-year aftermath. The writer grew up in Marion, Illinois, coming into the 1st grade in 1930, the beginning of the nice melancholy. This ebook, which recollects memorable episodes within the lifetime of that boy, is a sequel to the popular A Nickel’s worthy of Skim Milk. What Hastings skilled as a toddler used to be average of depression-era existence. those that have been younger then can relive misplaced adolescence in Hastings’ books. And there have been moments worthy reliving: Hastings tells of “laughter and love and tears in the middle of starvation and chilly and deprivation.” these too younger to have skilled the commercial devastation can see these difficult days throughout the eyes of a expert storyteller reporting from the viewpoint of a kid.
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The simplest way was to buy your groceries, then call a cab, which for ten cents would take you and your foodstuffs to any address inside the city limits. For fifteen cents you could go as far as Spillertown or Dog Walk. Another wayonce I got a bicyclewas to shop oftener and buy just what one sack would hold. On this particular morning, I decided to take the shortcut to town, or at least it seemed shorter. I walked down to East Boulevard where I picked up the gravel path that Page 20 skirted the city reservoir and brought me to the Illinois Central tracks, then west on the tracks to North Market where Kroger's was located.
Title : A Penny's Worth of Minced Ham : Another Look At the Great Depression Shawnee Books author : Hastings, Robert J. )--Biography, Depressions--1929--United States--Personal narratives, United States--Social life and customs--1918-1945. )--Biography, Depressions--1929--United States--Personal narratives, United States--Social life and customs--1918-1945. Page ii Shawnee Books Also in this series The Next New Madrid Earthquake: A Survival Guide for the Midwest William Atkinson Foothold on a Hillside: Memories of a Southern Illinoisan Charless Caraway A Nickel's Worth of Skim Milk Robert J.
Ed recalls another incident at Smith's Grocery in Crab Orchard when he was five years old. It wasn't painful to him, but it embarrassed his mom and dad no end. As Ed put it: "We had killed hogs that day and someone took a pig's tail and fastened it to the seat of my pants with a safety pin. The tail was still there when we drove to the store in our pickup. " The little stores with their quaint ways are a vanishing part of Americana. But to this day, I delight in handing a clerk the exact change, even though this means fumbling in my wallet and coin-holder.
A penny's worth of minced ham: another look at the Great Depression by Mr. Robert J Hastings