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, getting into the 1st grade in 1930, the beginning of the nice melancholy. This e-book, which remembers 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 baby used to be average of depression-era existence. those that have been younger then can relive misplaced formative years in Hastings’ books. And there have been moments worthy reliving: Hastings tells of “laughter and love and tears in the course of starvation and chilly and deprivation.” these too younger to have skilled the industrial devastation can see these challenging days during the eyes of a knowledgeable storyteller reporting from the perspective of a kid.
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Or did the taste of ''real" ice add something missing from cubes? " In contrast, I thought every melon we cut was the sweetest, juiciest, and ripest I had ever eaten. And now here I am complaining that iced tea doesn't taste like it used to, just like he talked about watermelons. I don't understand this strange phenomenon, but I accept it as a fact of life. Maybe it's because the iced tea of my childhood reminds me how much I miss the caring mother who made it, my happiness her aim in every small task.
Occasionally, I notice customers my age doing the same thing. Quite often the cashier will say, "Oh, you've got the exact change," as if that were some rare, undefinable coincidence. We're a passing breedat least in today's economy. But we're still ahead of those who never had to bother about Page 9 counting every penny. You see, we got the fried minced ham and the milk gravy! To Lon Norman's for Ice Bobby, take this nickel on the shelf and go down to Norman's Store and get us a chunk of ice. I'm making us some tea for dinner.
Swan). A partner, Kenneth Davis, made frequent buying trips to St. Louis. A fast driver, he often boasted how quickly he could make it to Marion. Seems to me it was three hours. That's not too fast today but in the early thirties, with narrow highways and twisting routes through East St. Louis and Belleville, plus numerous smaller communities, it was a dare-deviling claim. Page 29 He didn't complete his last trip, though: he died in a crash on the Eads Bridge while crossing the Mississippi River into Illinois.
A penny's worth of minced ham: another look at the Great Depression by Mr. Robert J Hastings