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TAG : rural living

Growing Up in Iowa, Across Generations

The other day I started to take a walk down memory lane, visiting some of my favorite memories of my childhood. Arguably, I grew up in the last generation that wouldn’t be totally inundated by technology throughout their whole childhood. But, what about the generations before me? How ...

Cleaning the Outhouse

When I was nine years old it was the worst year of the Depression for our family of eight. We moved to the country from the city. My Daddy could work for Mr. S. for sixty cents a day and a house to live in. Mr. and Mrs. S. had no children. They took a liking to me. Mrs. S. wanted me to stay ...