A Kid Called Eddie: Growing up in the Depression and War Years

A Kid Called Eddie: Growing up in the Depression and War Years

by Edward Wendland


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I dreamed about a little boy on a farm. It had apple trees, berries, and dozens of chickens of every color. The little boy carried his slingshot as he walked to school every day and chased rabbits with his dog in the woods. He had a pet goose that followed him wherever he went. His grandpa told him funny stories and called him "Eddie." Everyone gathered on Sundays for chicken dinners and listened to the radio talk about the Great War. It was a beautiful dream, and then I woke up and realized it wasn't a dream. I was that little boy. I am Eddie

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942586845
Publisher: Little Creek Press
Publication date: 09/21/2020
Pages: 164
Sales rank: 945,460
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Edward “Eddie” Wendland was born in August 1933 and grew up in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on a “city farm.” He and his wife, Mary, were married one month shy of fifty years before passing away in 2003. They have five children and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In 2014, Ed started to type the stories of his childhood on his typewriter, compiling them with the sole intent to gift them to his children and grandchildren as a Christmas present. Throughout the following six years, he continued to add stories, bringing in the help of an editor to arrange and rearrange

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 My Earliest Memories 8

Chapter 2 Moving to the Farm 20

Chapter 3 The Family 37

Chapter 4 School Days 55

Chapter 5 Christmastime 73

Chapter 6 The In-Between Years 83

Chapter 7 Difficult Times 89

Chapter 8 Mikey, Who Didn't Fight 103

Chapter 9 The Great War 116

Chapter 10 More Adventures 134

Chapter 11 The Fair! 138

Chapter 12 The End of Childhood 150

About the Author 163

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