The Journey

Growing Up in the ’40s and ’50s—Across 9,000 Miles!
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It might be hard to believe, but there was a time before TVs, computers, iPhones, and iPads. You may think that at worst this sounds unbelievable, and that at best it seems boring—so what did kids do to occupy their time?

 

In The Journey, author Graham Tyner shares what it was like growing up in the forties and fifties—and across nine thousand miles—in America, a time when the nation’s spirits were high and when kids went outside to play! As a tribute to his children and grandchildren, Tyner offers a family history before providing a window into what a wonderful time it was to be a kid in our glorious country when he was growing up. He also chronicles his adventures acrossAmerica, where he moved eleven times and traveled a combined nine thousand miles while attending ten different schools.

 

With so many gadgets and distractions, it is all too easy to lose the importance of these simple but remarkable times. Yet this period was a wonderful time to be a kid, and even today, its lessons can offer the next generation a model for the future.

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