Tagged Stories

Charlotte and the Back Steps

ca 1936 The child was in the yard with her dog, spotty, when she saw the man approach the front gate. She knew that was her cue to hurry into t...

Jeanne Peck | 2011
Communicating In The 1940s

She awoke, startled, to an unfamiliar sound. The clock on the nightstand read 3:20. There was that sound again. Something was hitting against th...

Jeannie Peck | 2015
Christmas Memory 1935

We were married in 1933 and living in Brooklyn, CT. Our first child arrived about one year later. My husband worked in Mousup, CT in a Sand and ...

Jean Spinning | 2011
The Greatest Generation

The years I have experienced is called the “Greatest Generation”. When I was a child the Depression was upon us. My family was hit like so ...

Elsie Johnson | 2013
Did You Ever Have To Wear Long Underwear And High Topped Shoes?

Cold Iowa winters made these necessary clothing for me. It was awful for a 4th-5th grade girl to go to school with lumpy legs. This condition wa...

Elsie Johnson | 2011
Biography

Being born on December 29, 1921 has always been tough on me – everyone is broke and the holiday let down is over! I was the first born to Els...

Elsie Hananichl Johnson | 2015
Scarlett Fever

I remember my sister came down with Scarlett Fever. The first thing that went up on our house was a huge yellow sign warning people of the disea...

Elsie Johnson | 2014
Alcohol???

“You won’t put beer in my refrigerator!” said my mother to whomever had brought beer on their visit!! This was the strict household I was ...

Elsie Johnson | 2016