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This book is loaded with FUN facts that will surprise even an Historian! This unique book features unusual short stories, one liners, and quick facts about the lives of the greatest generation.
A great gift for any age. This book was created to be an “Armchair Book”. In other words, it’s perfect for a grandpa, a grandma, a mom or a dad to read with members of the younger generation. After all, today’s youth may have many questions about a time when most folks had a lot less material possessions. Yet even with less, many seemed very happy back then as they enjoyed a time when life was much simpler! Woven within the contents of this book is a collection of little known facts that can be easily confirmed with an internet search. Some of these facts are intertwined together with the interviews to form a surprise package full of new and fresh historical information. That is why it is so very exciting and gratifying to present this information to readers both young and old, and from all walks of life.
Reflections from the Great Depression
During the depression there was a shortage of white flour. If you brought cornbread with your lunch everyone would think that you were poor. My mom worked in a school where she had lunch with several other teachers. Because of the white flour shortage, every day she took one stale white biscuit out of her lunch basket for all to see. She did not want others to think that the family was poor and needy. At the end of the lunch period when others had gone away, she put the stale biscuit back into her basket. Then the next day, she brought it out once again. So that is our family biscuit story.
It was not unusual to have a chicken thief. My dad would just leave the undesirable ones near the fence.
I would go to my cousins for lunch and every time we ate, her family would have only mashed potatoes. I would say, Pass the potatoes please but potatoes were all that her family had to serve.
Reflections from WWII
I recall going to Guam on our ship and seeing many dead bodies floating in the water. They were mostly all women and children. Many jumped off a cliff because the Japanese were told that Americans would rape their women and kill their children. When we arrived all the civilians were afraid of us. We just gave them food, cigarettes and chocolate bars. Most were very grateful but others became upset because their kin died in vain!
I taught hand-to-hand combat for the US Army on the island of Okinawa. Many men resorted to fighting hand to hand when they had no other alternative. We were cautious not to walk off base alone as some Japanese soldiers were hiding in caves ready to attack us with knives.
Once you left the United States on a ship across the Pacific Ocean it was not unusual to be followed by a Japanese submarine. We would we would zigzag while they were submerged. They were always looking for an easy target. It took us about 30 days to get to the Philippines from San Francisco. We were never told where we were going, we found out upon arrival.
This was the way it was. It breaks my heart but it also makes me happy at the same time. We will never have days like that ever again. This book captures those days like a snap shot.
Reviews for "Reflections From The Great Depression and WWII (Great gift for all ages)"
|Reviewed by neerja gandhi
|Sounds great !! Neerja|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|"Yet even with less, many seemed very happy back then as they enjoyed a time when life was much simpler."
How so very true, and they were definitely America's Greatest Generation; I doubt we'll see another like them anytime soon. And Best of Luck With Your New Book!
|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
|Congratulations on Your Book Publication John!!
and I might add too, very nice bookcover!
It caught my eye, and I am glad you are sharing
inside story & memories. I knew a lady who
never quite recovered from the depression.
She called an ambulance one day & they came
to find her sitting outside on her gorgeous
front porch of her beautiful 2-story home w/basement.
She passed away & it was discovered how bad her memories
really were. She had food in every room of the house
excluding the bathroom (which was spot on immaculate)
All the food & boxes of stuff was up to the ceiling!!
She had little pathways to squeeze into each room of the house like a
She kept her central air & window units running year round.
But still the smell of rotten food was morbid & gross.
She had a route claim to the garbage bins in her town
where she would get the food thrown out from restaurants
and varied grocery stores. (RIP-1984)
May God's Mercy Help Us All
Love In Christ Always
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Sounds like a great read....
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