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Growing Up on Rt. 66

Farm Life Outside Ocoya, Illinois

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.

Description

Growing Up on Rt. 66 is the memoir of two farm siblings, Ray born 1935 and Theresa 1944. They lived on a 200-acre tenant farm on the 100-milepost from downtown Chicago with their gravel driveway leading out to the legendary Rt. 66. Early life for them was no running water, electricity, or central heating but lots of interdependence with the land, weather, neighbors, and each other as a family of four.

Rt. 66 travelers brought them a different kind of exposure to the outside world, but rarely changed the character of what rural life was like.

Customer Reviews

Great

What a great book. I can picture everything she has talked about. I know the area she talks about and can picture life back then. Great read. Thanks for sharing. Others need to read this book as well.

Great!

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed reading about the Ripley family! I am also happy to report that such families and communities still exist today, many still on Rt. 66.

Thank you and Ray for sharing your wonderful story.

Loved it!

Born in Pontiac, I lived in Cabery, grew up in Kankakee, but spent every weekend at the family farm in Campus, IL and at the Hamilton Elevator (also family). Your story brought back so many memories that I thought I was reading my own story. Thank you for sharing yours.

Growing Up on Rt. 66
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Aug 28, 2011
  • Publisher: Theresa Ripley
  • Seller: Theresa Ripley
  • Print Length: 57 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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