Recollecting the Forties

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At the end of the forties, an old road was replaced with a modern highway, and television sets were partly replaced with radios and books. These and other events marked the end of a way of life in rural Michigan. The author looks back at the forties and her life in a family of schoolteachers. She recalls small-town storekeepers, old-fashioned teachers, and a simpler way of life from a modern viewpoint that emphasized education and the environment.
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Overview

At the end of the forties, an old road was replaced with a modern highway, and television sets were partly replaced with radios and books. These and other events marked the end of a way of life in rural Michigan. The author looks back at the forties and her life in a family of schoolteachers. She recalls small-town storekeepers, old-fashioned teachers, and a simpler way of life from a modern viewpoint that emphasized education and the environment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893652408
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/1999
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Table of Contents

The Road from Home 1
Role Model 4
Sewing and Cooking and Cleaning, Oh, My! 7
The Second World War 9
Shopping for Shoes 11
Planting Trees for the Future 14
Victory Garden 16
Spam and Ration Books 18
Teacher's Kid 21
And Teachers' Niece 23
Loving and Hating Food 25
Roughing It 28
Life with Grandpa 30
Of Hellfire and Heaven 32
Playing Jacks and Softball 34
Sanforizing 36
Mother's Mentor 38
Good Guys, Bad Guys 40
Blossom Time 41
Stealing Apples 43
Exploring Mill Creek 45
A Paper-Mill Economy 46
The Store 48
Falling Leaves 52
Deceptive Sunsets 54
Holidays 55
Hansel and Gretel in the Sticks 58
The "Arkies" 60
The Craftsman at Work 62
Weathering Storms 64
First Bicycle 66
Camping without Campgrounds 68
Amateur Astronomy 70
A Room of One's Own 72
Envying Eleanor 74
Movie Matinees 76
Riding 78
Camp Madron 80
The Man in the Iron Lung 82
Those Greedy Little Kids 84
Smoking Was So Glamorous 86
Reading 88
"Wild Bill" 90
Marching out of Michigan 93
Pomp and Circumstance 95
There's No Place like Home 98
Index 100
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