In the early days of my youth, my family lived a nomadic lifestyle—taking possession of unattended shelter wherever we could find it. We lived in tents, crumbling log cabins, abandoned houses, a barn, a school bus, and even a chicken coop. This is the tale of my life during those years as my mother and father slowly (but somewhat reluctantly) lifted themselves out of the post-Depression era into contemporary society. I don’t pretend to recall every detail of my early life, but the rich and colorful dialects of my family and friends who lived in the rural Oregon Coast Range still echo through my mind.
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Mar 7, 2012
Resiliency, resourcefulness and iron stomachs see the Moreland family through the 1940’s and 50’s in western Oregon. Their many, many moves in a pieced-together vehicle to patched-together shelters are chronicled by second son Joe. His intent was to record for his children, grandchildren and descendants yet-to-be the everyday events of his mobile family. He was very successful in doing so. An easy and detailed read, this book should inspire the rest of us oldies to record our “olden days” for our families.
This is a terrific book! I started reading and couldn't leave it until the last page. You will fall in love with these sweet children and the good natured father. The mother experienced a hard life, as many women did in that day!
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