The stories on this website, that you are about to read, are true. While they are about an adventurous little girl growing up during the Great Depression, they are not depressing. They will make you laugh and perhaps cause a nostalgic little tear now and then. Originally written for grandchildren and other small relatives, they do not deal with the market crash or people jumping out of windows. Rather, they provide insights into what we ate, how we dressed, what we had for treats, what we longed for, and what brought us pleasure. They are highly personal and should help answer the question, "What was it like living during the Depression?"

Hopefully, the stories will help young people develop a deeper appreciation for the things they have so readily today and a greater understanding of what their parents or grandparents did not have. The world is so different today, it is difficult for them to imagine what it was like.

If you have comments or recollections of the Great Depression you would like to share, please feel free to contact me.

Maxine Mays, PhD
Telling Tales...an Introduction to these stories
Going to the Circus The Three Musketeers
The Guess What
Up on the Rooftop, Ho, Ho, No
For a Moment, Shirley Temple The Abominable Snowsuit
Oranges for Christmas A Walk on the Wild Side The Party Crasher
Move Over Martha Stewart
Told You So!
Home Sweet Home
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