Bits and Pieces of Way Back When: Before Mrs. or Mom, a Hillbilly from New York, the Family Way, the Bonus Years, Post Scripts
Publication date: May 2009
Digital Book format: PDF (DRM-Free)
Major world events played a large role in shaping the full lives of authors Joan and Ivan Ostrander. In Bits and Pieces of Way Back When, they describe how they lived, how they pictured the world, and how those times contributed to who they are today.
Reminisce over their plethora of fascinating events, as they tell unique stories of growing up during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, Ivan being deployed to the South Pacific as a radio-gunner on a B-24 bomber and Joan to Europe during World War II, serving in the Army Nurse Corps, and raising five children during the Cold War era. The stories include tales of marriage, rearing a family, managing a career, and enjoying the retirement years.
Eventful and sometimes tragic and complex, this compilation of events and observations that span the years were penned by two octogenarians with good memories. This memoir encompasses a large volume of history that should not be forgotten.