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Author Signing: Virginia Johnson, IRA’S FARM: GROWING UP ON A SELF-SUSTAINING FARM IN THE 1930’s AND 1940’s

A WWI veteran with a young family, Ira bought a sixty-acre farm in the rural community of Harlan, Michigan just ninety days before the October 1929 stock market crash and its ensuing financial crisis.

He fashioned a living with a team of horses and a never-give-up work ethic on land his wife often called "sand banks" when a harvest failed. This memoir covers a thirty-year span of farming through the eyes of Ira's daughter who went from a bare-footed carefree girl to a "hired hand" when her older brother joined the Navy in 1942. She drove horses, hauled hay, picked up stones, bagged milkweed pods and a myriad of other tasks. For senior citizens it may bring back childhood memories. Young readers will perhaps experience a tinge of fantasy or a scene from TV's Walton family. An easy read about rural farm life in the thirties and forties

Event date: 
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
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243 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Ira's Farm: Growing Up on a Self-Sustaining Farm in the 1930's and 1940's Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780692100318
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Published: Virginia Johnson - March 29th, 2018