On the Drop Side of Yonder: Memories of Girlhood in 1930s America

Jacqueline Breniser Brunais Andrea Brunais January1 20, 2019

On the Drop Side of Yonder: Memories of Girlhood in 1930s America Jacqueline Breniser Brunais Andrea Brunais Wonder what it was like to grow up in a small town in America during the 1930s Whether sneaking into the train depot to surreptitiously tap out Morse code, spying on horse drawn carriages heading for town or rolling bandages for soldiers, Jacqueline Brunais nee Breniser didn t miss much as she grew up in Gregory, Michigan She describes what happened when the Ku Klux KlWonder what it was like to grow up in a small town in America during the 1930s Whether sneaking into the train depot to surreptitiously tap out Morse code, spying on horse drawn carriages heading for town or rolling bandages for soldiers, Jacqueline Brunais nee Breniser didn t miss much as she grew up in Gregory, Michigan She describes what happened when the Ku Klux Klan came to town, the men s jawboning in her father s filling station and how her great aunt slaughtered chickens with her two hands and a knife, exacerbating the young girl s fear of birds Brunais describes her strange and wonderful relatives, delves into the customs and s of the time, details her experience in a three room schoolhouse, talks about what teens did for amusement when all they had at their disposal was if they were lucky a wind up phonograph and some 78 RPM records She offers a fascinating glimpse at small town life, the sometimes odd behavior of the inhabitants of Gregory and the limitation imposed on girls and women at the time Her intimate scenes of family life offer a look at the discipline of the time and the effects of an emotionally distant father on the family The ordinary details of life are juxtaposed with the big world events of the time, creating a sense of immersion in the 1930s and 1940s.

On the Drop Side of Yonder: Memories of Girlhood in 1930s America Jacqueline Breniser Brunais Andrea Brunais

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