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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
and the success they achieved with a mere seven acres of land in the
These truly are stories of the American way - where attitude is
1930's Life on
the Farm during the Great Depression
The author, Dorothy Scalzo, 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
The homestead consisted of a small seven-acre
farm. The house 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 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
on this my 79th birthday,
November 27th, 2003