By Robert J. Hastings
Advised from the viewpoint of a tender boy, this account exhibits how a kin “faced the Thirties head on and lived to inform the story.” it's the tale of growing up in southern Illinois, particularly the Marion, sector through the nice melancholy. but if it was once first released in 1972 the publication proved to be multiple writer’s thoughts of depression-era southern Illinois. “People begun writing me from all around the country,” Hastings notes. “And all stated a lot a similar: ‘You have been writing approximately my relations, up to your personal. That’s how I take note the Nineteen Thirties, too.’” As he proves repeatedly during this booklet, Hastings is a ordinary storyteller who can comment on the aspect that makes the story either poignant and universal. He brings to lifestyles a interval that marked each guy, girl, and baby who lived via it whilst that nationwide event fades into the past.
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Dad usually got a few days' work in the peach or apple orchards each summer, taking his pay primarily in fruit. He would come home from the big peach orchards down by Anna with his miner's bucket bulging with the choicest and largest Elbertas, Hales, or Yellow Clings. I never liked working in the garden, maybe because we raised so little the first summers I was old enough to work. " One reason I must have written "to farm" was that on March 7 of that spring, Dad bought a horse for $40. He hoped to earn that much and more by breaking gardens for other people and by planting an extra plot or two on the shares.
This kept the bed dry. Using pieces of Page 25 screenwire, he had sifted ashes from the heating stove until they were powdery and then mixed them with the dirt. Then he had raked the bed, back and forth, lengthways and sideways and crossways, until the dirt was as smooth as a calm lake on a windless day. Now he was ready to scatter the tiny seeds. If there was snow on the ground, all the better, for seed planted on top of snow would be more evenly distributed when it settled to the ground. So we raised lettuce for ourselves, our neighbors, our relatives, and even the chickens, because they enjoyed it by the bushel.
The design was so distinctive that "WPA toilet" still describes the conventional outdoor sanitary privy. Like thousands of miners and other unemployed men in Southern Illinois, Dad applied for a WPA job. But he didn't like anything about it. He resented every day. He felt that the questionnaires were humiliating and that those who conducted the interviews were rude. When there was no WPA job, and he had to apply for welfare, he felt the same embarrassment. Whether this was his pride, or whether those lucky enough to get political jobs administering the government programs acted uppity, I don't know.