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Family Stories #9: Jake & Juby – Don’t Argue

The Great Depression was the worst period economically in our nation’s history. The Great Depression began with the stock market crash of 1929 and was made worse by the 1930’s Dust Bowl. There was a worldwide economic downturn that began in 1929… Continue Reading →

Family Stories #8: Nate & Jim – What Did They Know?

Story #7 was about two of my brothers who contributed to the war effort in World War II. In that story, I wondered how many 15-year-old guys today would do what Jim did? There is some thought among the millennial… Continue Reading →

Family Stories #7: Jim in the Chicago Shipyard

The Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, caused the United States to declare war on the Axis powers: Germany, Japan, and Italy. Immediately, a draft of young men was established and many Americans volunteered for the… Continue Reading →

Family Stories #3: Nate – Leaving Home

Life on the farm in the ‘20s was difficult. Life on the farm is always arduous work; it’s a family vocation; it starts at daybreak and it never stops until bedtime. At fourteen years old, boys are expected to do… Continue Reading →

Family Stories #2: Jim & Buck – Short Pants

Living on the farm in the ‘20s, Juby only went to the nearest town, Fitzgerald, about once a month, only when she had specific needs. When Jim was ready to start the first grade, in those days there were no… Continue Reading →

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