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.