Depression Baby: True Stories from the Great Depression in Appalachia...and Other Things Ray B. Rogers Author
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Written by someone who has lived it, this first book by Ray B. Rogers brings home the unique culture of Western North Carolina during the Great Depression. From Justifiable Homicide (about chickens, naturally) to The County Home, Ray tells it like it is, bringing the reader back to a time when folks worked harder, got along better, and lived closely with the environment.Some of the stories from Depression Baby:Nudity and Grand Theft on Richland CreekThe Hog SpoonEvery Boy Needed OneSorghum 'LassesCopperheads and Mountain MedicineMaggie's Daughter and the Quilt of Many ColorsThe Necessary HouseThe Picture on the WallHog Killing Day in the MountainsThe Circle Of RiceBorn in Waynesville, NC in 1929 (he claims he brought on the Great Depression), Ray has gone from growing up with no electricity or running water to blogging about his life at age 85. Few people are better positioned to illustrate some of the changes in our culture, simply by illustrating how it was. Whether you've shared in Ray's generation's experiences, or are just curious about life in Depression-era Appalachia, this book serves up a delicious slice of Americana just for you.

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