My latest project is done, and I am so happy about it!
Glimpses: Great Depression Experiences developed from a desire to organize the material that my dad, David A. Squires, had collected over the years as a professor. Each year, he assigned his students to interview family and friends that had lived through the Great Depression.
Glimpses captures first-hand stories of daily life and organizes them by the themes that emerged from this unique collection, revealing a personal perspective on what life was really like for those who lived through such difficult circumstances.
Excerpts from the book:
What about the run on banks and the banks closing. Did that happen where you lived?
No it didn't. We lived in a small town of about 250 people. The bank was privately owned. The bank owner was good friends with the farmers and people in the area. Everybody cooperated and tried not to panic about money. Some went for a long time without having to pay their loans because the banker trusted them and knew they would pay him back as soon as they could.
Where did you keep your money?
We didn't trust banks with our money so we put our money in jars and put them in the pipes underground.
What is one story you remember?
My grandmother has been the brunt of silly jokes for years. She save string, elastics, pins, needles, plastic containers, plastic bags, and newspaper. She saves three or four beans in a used yogurt cup, “good for a snack.” She giggles with us about her habit…The years she spent not knowing how she and her family were going to survive, has etched itself deep within her mind.
The book is available at cost: $5.00 plus shipping.
For a limited time I will also be selling Seven Years of Plenty at cost: $8.00 plus shipping.
I have a limited quantity and do not plan on ordering more of either book!
Leave a comment or email me to order. Thank you!
lindadolsson at gmail dot com