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1930's Life on the Farm during the Great Depression


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Not everyone felt the effects of the depression in the same manner.
People who had little to begin with had always coped.

These short stories share the daily life and adventures of one such family,
and the success they achieved with a mere seven acres of land in the 1930's.

These truly are stories of the American way - where attitude is everything!


1930's Life on the Farm during the Great Depression


The author, Dorothy Jones, was born in 1924, the youngest of six children. All were born at home with the assistance of the family doctor. Yes, he made house calls!

The short stories in this book are memories of American mid-west family life on the farm in the 1930's during the Great Depression.

The Jones homestead consisted of a small seven-acre farm. The house, called Jonesburg, was quite large and lovely, with a huge stained glass window overlooking the landing. It had three bedrooms, plus a finished attic that took care of the overflow of kids. The Jones family was most fortunate to have one real bathroom in the house, along with a well-used outhouse in their backyard.


Dedicated to my children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren
on this my 79th birthday, November 27th, 2003

Dottie Jones Scalzo

On to the story - Chapter One

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