Midwest Book Review for Alex Asks Grandpa About the Olden Days
Alex Asks Grandpa About the Olden Days: A 1940s Story
Gary L. Wilhelm
9781729375280, $12.00 paperback, 74 pages
B07ZZK89V1, $4.99, Kindle
Alex Asks Grandpa About the Olden Days: A 1940’s Story shows a younger child asking about the olden days (before he was born). Life was different decades ago with party-line phones, radios but no television or videos, hearing chicks in the post office each spring, a blacksmith who would help fix kids’ bikes, and seeing threshing machines at harvest time. Even though grandpa lived in a small town in South Dakota, there were differences between city and country life. City Grandma read library books aloud, while country grandma canned food. Grandpa’s mother taught in a one-room schoolhouse. His father’s construction company dug roads and church basements, often for free. Grandpa and Alex have a good talk about the olden days in this multi-genre nonfiction and fiction book.
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Thank you for reading, Gary