Synopses & Reviews
The 1920's and 30's Weren't Depressing... Lotus Bradley Plott takes us through her childhood, in the rural Appalachian town of Otto, until graduation and leaving her known world of Western North Carolina. Reminisce with her as the story unfolds through her words and photographs. "I know that the 1920's and 30's were the best years to grow up--if you lived on an active, well-run farm with parents who could do anything and taught their children to enjoy working. We also had our church and community families. We didn't miss what we never had The Great Depression didn't affect us, since we didn't have much money before, during or after. However, we never considered ourselves to be poor. 'Poor' meant skinny and boney, nothing about whether you had money or not. For example, 'That poor, skinny cat will die if someone doesn't feed it.' There were others who weren't as fortunate as we were to be living so well because they did not live on a farm."