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Straight Rows

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Farming during the Great Depression was a community effort, and working hard was a way of life. My family cultivated the soil using largely antiquated equipment and existed with no modern conveniences in the home. The days were long, but the results were rewarding as we eked out a living for ourselves. The really wonderful aspect of it was that although we had very little, ...more
Paperback, 146 pages
Published August 2015 by TenPenniesFarm Publishing
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Nina Norstrom
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Truly, I enjoy reading memoirs. And this was one of those reads. Not having grown up living the farm life, I can appreciate this story. Was it interesting? Well, yes! Although I didn’t get swept away totally by the settings or characters, this may have been possible with more development of scenes and characterization. For sure, the years of the Great Depression had its memorable moments.

Overall, I was able to travel the journey with this author, through his tender years of living . . . and have
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Adam
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tom Deimler has written a very readable and enjoyable book about his life growing up in "the olden days." His stories about attending school in a one-room schoolhouse, about homemade root beer and catsup, about delicately handling baskets of eggs and caring for his own pig, not to mention the beautiful interactions of his family, all make for a wholesome and edifying read. This book made me want to go outside and play.
April
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book immensely. It was fascinating to read about my grandfathers early years, and life on the farm. I was brought to tears in several occasions with memories of my own great grandfather and he short time I got to spend with him. Such a lovely book to read on a Sunday afternoon.
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