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Welcome to Growin' Up Country !

YES!! A NEW BOOK THAT BRINGS YOU BACK TO A LIFESTYLE THAT FAMILIES FROM
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY EXPERIENCED DURING AN AMAZING ERA..

Features Overview: Growin' Up Country

The area had progressed from subsistence and truck crop (fruit and vegetable) farming to small grain farms. Because it was the epicenter of the exploding poultry industry the landscape was awash with chicken “houses”. This is the story of the lifestyle of rural families of the time. All facets are covered, from communications, work, school, church, and the shift from segregation to integration in local schools. It is a true snapshot of life in the time before instant communications and rapid transportation..

This is a must-read for both those who reminisce about times gone by and the newcomers to the area who want to learn of its lifestyle and customs of just a few decades ago.

The events in this book take place in the Mid-Atlantic region of the country in the state of Delaware. Delaware is a small state with only three Counties. Sussex County, the lifelong home of the author and his family, is the southern most and largest (by area) of the counties.

About The Book

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Television.

There were no cable TV or satellite dishes of any sort. Everyone used outside antennas, which were either mounted on the roof or on a pole near the house.

School.

I graduated from Georgetown High School (GHS) whose mascot was the Golden Knight. That was before school consolidation combined many of the old, separate school districts into larger entities.

Work/Chores.

The above tools were the weed eaters of my generation. The tool to the left is a "fodder knife" used to cut corn stalks to be used as fodder (feed) for the animals. We often used it to cut weeds.