This book is simply a collection of childhood memories, all carefully gleaned from family and friends, from all walks of life, and as wide a circle as possible. All stories are true, insofar as memory permits. All contributors are real and were born in the 20th century. Their ages range from 16 to 87 at the time of telling. Years of birth range from 1906 to 1990. All haveThis book is simply a collection of childhood memories, all carefully gleaned from family and friends, from all walks of life, and as wide a circle as possible. All stories are true, insofar as memory permits. All contributors are real and were born in the 20th century. Their ages range from 16 to 87 at the time of telling. Years of birth range from 1906 to 1990. All have been cajoled, prompted, and edited by me. In some cases, where I received verbal recall, I have edited out most of the strong language. In others, where such expression is relatively mild, I have left it in, so as to keep the natural voice of the storyteller. This is not a childrens book, although older children might find it enlightening to learn about the childhood of their parents and grandparents and even great-grandparents in the ages before mobile phones and computers....
|Title||:||Kids We Were|
|Number of Pages||:||279 Pages|
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Kids We Were Reviews
This thin book contains over 50 short memories of 20th century childhood and highlights the "little things." Some of the stories are sad, some are funny some are profound, some are mundane, some are entertaining, some are boring, some are short, and some are long -- the experiences are varied, unique, and nostalgic. My favorite (and the most engaging) accounts were those of the compiler/editor, Bernie Morris. As I said, there are a variety of stories, so for that reason, it was easy to keep reading this book. The downside, though, is that some of the writing is tedious, or hard to understand, or just plain bad. My recommendation and impression is that this book is intended for an older audience than myself -- for a reader who lived through the time these memories were made. I'm sure if I were older, I would have enjoyed the book much more and seen it as a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
This book would be perfect for reminiscence purposes for carers or relatives who have to assist people with conditions, such as Alzheimer.I believe it would also make a great reference book for educators to use in facilities, such as Primary schools.
These stories are not by professional writers. They were real people who really lived through those times. This is true history, as it happened.
An interesting collection of very short memoirs. Almost everyone will relate to some of them and they also give a brief insight into personal historical situations during the 20th century.
These are brief pieces written by non-authors, and the lack of experience shows. It's an interesting compilation, but not engrossing or particularly noteworthy.