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We Had Everything But Money Hardcover – June, 1992

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Roy Reiman; First Edition edition (June 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898210992
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898210996
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #223,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
So many textbooks are a dry series of graphs and charts with very little of interest to the everyday reader. This book, while not a texbook per se, teaches in a lively "You Are There" kind of way. The stories in this book, as well as others in this series, are taken from people who actually lived during these trying times. This is the way history and basic social studies should be taught; children (and adults!) would learn ten times as much and have fun doing it!
The vintage photgraphs scattered throught the book are a very good collection gleaned from the people whose stories are shared as well as old stock photos.
This sort of book is one to be treasured, but one that rarely comes along. Reiman Publications has a series of these books on similar topics (the home front during WWII, motoring memories, women being the backbone of the family, etc.) Buy them ALL and keep them close to home. They will enrich your lives immeasurably.
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Anyway, I really enjoy books about the depression era and found this to be absolutely perfect, with great pictures and stories. Every page has atleast one person's story, whether it be about the dust bowl, standing in soup lines, transportation or celebrating the holidays.
Some stories were inspiring, others I cried over, and many made me laugh.

A Snippet:

One Sunday we wanted to take our new baby to see her grandma, but we didn't have the 25¢ needed to buy a gallon of gas.

We did have hens, though, and 11 eggs. At that time, eggs sold for 25¢ a dozen. So we all got dressed up, and then we sat and waited for one of the hens to lay an egg! Finally one of then cackled, my husband put that egg with the 11 others, we took them to the store and exchanged them for a gallon of gas. Off we went to see Grandma!

It is those great stories that make for a wonderful read of this book. I am inspired by their ingenuity saddened by their losses, and humbled by their courage.

The downside to this book is that it is ONLY 194 pages!

Dawn C.
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I must admit, I bought these blindly. However they are hard backed, full of photos and stories that will engage any young reader. My kids steal these from the book shelves in the middle of the night with flash lights. I know, but I never let them know I know. :) As a homeschooling mom, you couldn't ask for a better history book. The pictures bring the text alive! Quality is just as good, if not better, than DK books.
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This was a very informative and surprisingly cheerful look back on what was a very tough time in our history. Those who shared stories made it seem that it wasn't so bad. Nothing was wasted, and nothing was too small to appreciate or be thankful for. Timeless lessons for everyone are to be had in this gem!
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My parents were brought up during the Great Depression. One of my grandfathers was a miner who lost his job, but still had eight children to support. My other grandfather was a musician, who managed to keep working through the Depression but at some very low-paying jobs. The story that brought some of their hardships home to me was my father's oft-told tale of receiving a pack of gum for Christmas. That was it. A pack of gum.

"We Had Everything But Money" is filled with tales of courage, heartbreak, and charity. It is formatted into a series of short, illustrated articles with titles such as "Girls' Secret Club Gave Aid to Needy Families," "I Was a Child of the Dust Bowl," and "Six Months in CCC Provided Lifetime of Pride in Work." Many of the stories are told from a child's perspective, and there are lessons to be learned from almost all of them. One of my favorites (from 1934) is "Menus Show How Woman Fed Family on a Dollar a Day" from a lady who had to provide for a family of eight:

"Day 1--Macaroni with tomato sauce; apples
Day 2--Mutton stew with potatoes; cookies
Day 3--Broiled fish with cream sauce; bread; orange
Day 4--Warmed-over fish on toast; baked sweet potatoes, prunes
Day 5--Hard-boiled eggs scalloped with rice; cabbage; gingerbread
Day 6--Beef hash; string beans; apple pie
Day 7--Thick soup; biscuits; mixed fruit"

My grandmother told me that she was able to serve roast chicken once a week on Sunday, and most other days were meatless.

I can't think of a more timely book to read during today's economic hard times.
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I like the book for the short stories and pictures. It is a little over the top on the positive note though, as if no one was bitter or had life long damage financially from this depression. After while it gets very redundant in the continual line, "we had love and we didn't even know we were poor" line. But lots of the little stories of the make due with what they had and the resourceful ways they used what they had are interesting. it would surely not be the only book you would want to read if wanting to get a clear picture of how that depression affected people.
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