Come. Walk with me. Smell the dust of Texas country roads in summer. Feel the damp, soft fog of the California coast. Follow two families driven from the dust bowl of Oklahoma. My Mother’s people went to Texas while my Father’s family went to California. Ride with us over board roads placed in the sand between the two states. Watch as we hang suspended over a thousand foot drop on an icy road in the mountains.
This book is a look at how ordinary Americans lived ordinary lives. See how the policies and politics affected attitudes and circumstances over a fascinating period in history. There are no famous or heroic people here. There are just ordinary people who, in the course of their lives, did a few extraordinary things. This is my personal account of those times.
Come with me through small towns and large cities, through good times and bad, through danger, desperation, and exultation. Stand in sunlit meadows of the high Sierras. Experience the sharp bite of a blue norther as it sings around a small Texas farm house. Come, walk with me through my growing years.