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Stories from the Olden Days based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite I had trouble putting down William P. Robertson’s book Stories From the Olden Days. From the very first page, my interest was captured by how he grew up in the 50’s and 60’s. The book is made up of short stories that are obviously told with love and is an easy read. Stories from the Olden Days makes me wish I grew up in that time. It is nice to see how some things have stayed the same since Robertson was in school, yet many things are very different. I found it funny that the kids sang the same “naughty jokes” when I was in grammar school in the 80’s as they did in the 50’s. The differences I noticed are that nowadays I do not know of any school that still has a rifle team and I am glad teachers are not allowed to paddle their students anymore. I love how Robertson shared actual photos with his readers. I like to put a face on the characters I read about; it makes me feel as if I know them. It also makes the book look sort of like a scrapbook, which I really like. Overall, I really enjoyed reading Robertson’s fond memories in Stories From the Olden Days. It gave me a glimpse of the past when things seemed to be simpler. It also made me see that kids seemed to have more fun back then compared with today. I recommend this book to anyone who needs to be reminded how the “olden days” were.