By Mr. Robert J Hastings
Hastings skilled the agricultural and small city facet of an occasion that touched all who weathered it—the fiscal crash of 1929 and its 10-year aftermath. The writer grew up in Marion, Illinois, coming into the 1st grade in 1930, the beginning of the nice melancholy. This e-book, which recollects memorable episodes within the lifetime of that boy, is a sequel to the popular A Nickel’s worthy of Skim Milk. What Hastings skilled as a baby used to be standard of depression-era existence. those that have been younger then can relive misplaced early life in Hastings’ books. And there have been moments worthy reliving: Hastings tells of “laughter and love and tears in the middle of starvation and chilly and deprivation.” these too younger to have skilled the commercial devastation can see these not easy days during the eyes of a expert storyteller reporting from the viewpoint of a kid.
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Swan had his penny's worth of minced ham. I'll not reveal what my mother said when I got home, but it would make interesting reading. However, we didn't let that spoil our supper of fried lunch meat, milk gravy, and steamed bread. A few days later, at dusk, I was playing in the front yard. Out of the corner of my eye I spotted a new DeSoto inching its way along East patrick Street; it then turned on to North State and passed our house. Sitting proudly in the front seat were Mr. and Mrs. Swan. They were a short couple and I can still see Mr.
You see, we got the fried minced ham and the milk gravy! To Lon Norman's for Ice Bobby, take this nickel on the shelf and go down to Norman's Store and get us a chunk of ice. I'm making us some tea for dinner. Hurry now, dinner'll be on the table when you get home. It was one of those dreadfully hot summers of 1936 or 1937 that produced the Dust Bowl out West, and the prospect of iced tea for dinner made me scamper. Nothing glistened so brightly that summer as ice. In fact, the chunks we bought at Lon Norman's store sparkled like giant diamondstreasures to use sparingly, to save back, to stretch as far as they would go.
Mr. Swan proceeded to untie the package, reach for his butcher knife, and slice off a tiny sliver which he pitched back in the refrigerator. ) I now had a dime loaf of bread, fourteen cents worth of lunch meat, and one cent for the Illinois sales tax, totaling exactly a quarter. And Mr. Swan had his penny's worth of minced ham. I'll not reveal what my mother said when I got home, but it would make interesting reading. However, we didn't let that spoil our supper of fried lunch meat, milk gravy, and steamed bread.
A penny's worth of minced ham: another look at the Great Depression by Mr. Robert J Hastings