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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 #1: Nate – Adoption

Adoption is a wonderful process where a child who has no family support is joined to a family that agrees to treat the adopted child the same as a biological child. Frequently the child is an orphan. Sometimes the child… Continue Reading →

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