The short stories that are in this book, Out West and Back, are my way of informing my children, my grandchildren and everyone that does not know about the way of life during the late '20s and early '30s. These were the Great Depression years. These stories tell of the ways that we worked, played, had fun, and the other events of our growing up. All of this was written from the memories of the author, who is eighty-five years old, and from true experiences of his life. This book, Out West and Back, was written for the whole family to enjoy.