Growing Up On a Dead End Street Was a Great Beginning
by Jim Blumenstiel
As a result of the American families having to endure the Great Depression of the 1930's followed, shortly thereafter, by World War II in the 1940's, the American people pulled together, like never before, in loving their family, friends and, above all, their United States of America.
This book is about the Author growing up in the 1940's, 50's and 60's in the small town of Alliance, Ohio. Alliance was written up in Ripley's Believe It Or Not "as the only city in the United States who's Main Street was Dead End at both ends." It was a time that children were growing up learning to love their families, friends, nature's outdoor, religion and good moral codes and the value of hard work.
This is a lighthearted reminiscence of the Author's life with, his sister, brother and their many friends during this most important time in American History. There are many silly tales of events in the Author's childhood and a few sad ones, that helped shape his approach to life.
This book includes some very influential sayings that offered moral guidance to a young boy. They were taught to him by the Bible, his father, Will Rogers (the cowboy philosopher of that time) and others, which sayings helped guide the Author's growing up into adulthood. Also, there are several stories, about how unbelievably small this world is at times, which will astound you.
By the end of this book, there will no doubt that growing up in America, at that time, was the greatest time and Greatest Country in which to grow up.
This book was initially written for the Author's 7 wonderful grandchildren and thus it can be read easily by youthful readers, as well as adults.
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 25 November, 2019.