Poignant Memoir Shares How One Family Lived and Survived the Great Depression

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Alice Breon vividly recalls her family’s experience living during those tough and trying times.

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Holes in my Shoes is a journey back eighty years to a time of drugstore soda fountains, penny candy, homemade root beer and ten-cent movies. It is a “feel good” story of how the “greatest generation” survived growing up during the Great Depression.

This is a poignant, sometimes humorous portrayal of how one family lived through the lean years of the Depression from 1929 through 1939. In a time when computers, television, and cell phones didn’t exist, families enjoyed such simple pleasures as sitting on the front porch visiting with neighbors in the evening while the children played “kick the can” in a street devoid of traffic. Everyone was affected by the widespread Depression and it was a time of kindness and compassion.

The children of this era had no knowledge of the “good life” of the past. Innocent and ignorant of any other lifestyle, they were imaginative, resourceful, and creative. They invented games, made toys and happily went about the business of playing.

Beginning in 1929 and ending in 1939 when the nation was getting back on its feet and jobs became available, Holes in my Shoes depicts actual experiences and circumstances that shaped the characters of that generation to face the next decade when the United States would enter World War II.

Holes in my Shoes, by Alice Breon is the first book of a trilogy. The second book, Green Gravy, Monster Bread and Other Adventures, takes you through the next twenty-five years with true stories and the reactions of the people who lived through the Big Band era, the Cold War, and the Kennedy assassination. The author is currently working on the third book.

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About the Author
Born in 1925, Alice Breon grew up during the Great Depression. Unaware that there was any other lifestyle, the children who lived during those years, 1929-1939, were happy and creative. Families helped one another during those lean times, sharing whatever they could spare. In her next book,“Green Gravy, Monster Bread and Other Adventures”, she continues her story with the beginning of World War II when she was 16-years-old and covers the next 25 years, featuring humorous adventures as an air force wife living in Japan during the Cold War. She and her husband, Woody, live in State College, Pennsylvania.

Holes in my Shoes * by Alice Breon
One Family Survives the Great Depression
Publication Date: November 8, 2012
Trade Paperback; $ 19.99; 146 pages; 978-1-4797-0766-9
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