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This is a warm and witty chronicle of the author's memories of growing up in a small town during the Great Depression and World War II. It is a collection of 130 mini-stories about that era.

The book is about the people in that town and community events... a kite flying contest, a Soap Box Derby race and a Memorial Day parade. It's about war-time scrap metal drives, blackouts and air raid drills. It's about how this boy and a few of his young friends capture an escapee from the Ohio Women's Reformatory.

You'll meet a lot of interesting people... from an auto mechanic who is also a volunteer fireman, to a two star general in World War II. Then there's the day that boy meets Jesse Owens, and they sit in the grass and talk. There is even a neighborhood dog named Tony, a Doberman Pincer, that likes to leap into the air and steal ladies' hats right off their head, and then take off like the wind.

There are historic days, like the December afternoon in 1941, when all of his family get together for a celebration that is cut short by a radio report that Pearl Harbor is being bombed by Japan. Then there is the joy of VJ Day, when the streets in the center of that little town are mobbed with people celebrating the end of the war.

There are ordinary events too... like the summer Saturday night street dances, and paper routes, with lots of interesting customers. There is the County Fair, and carnivals that come to town now and then, including a show that features a giant sea monster.

All in all, these pages will bring you as close as you will ever get to experiencing those days of the thirties and forties. And you see it all first hand, through the eyes of a young boy, in a small town called Marysville, Ohio.

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  • We started tracking this book on July 24, 2017.
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  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 457 Pages
  • File Size: 16,960 KB

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