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The Blunt Letters
of Gene Howard
. . . With Love, Grandpa

By Gene Howard


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Growing up in a small town early in the last century — that experience is one of the great idyls of America. But what was it really like? To Gene Howard, who was born in 1917 in the tiny town of Blunt, South Dakota, those were good times, but hard times, too. His fascinating letters to his grandchildren describe them all: the strong family ties, the "characters," the stolen hours of fishing and fun, and the weary summers through which a young boy ran his uncle's horse-drawn mowing machine from can-see to can't-see.

The narrative formed by these letters also tells the larger, timeless story of the courage and integrity that helped to build our great country. It gives a human face to the deep privations caused by the Great Depression. And best of all, it shares with us the warm sense of belonging in a place where everybody really does know your name!

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Whitestone Press, Viera, Florida
ISBN # 1-931123-20-9
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