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Why Hoarders Do What They Do (And Reasons To Accept Their Stuff!)

January 25, 2019

Do you have parents, grandparents, or great grandparents whose house is filled with all kinds of things? If they grew up during The Great Depression  – during extremely poor, survival-mode, desperate times — there’s a reason for that. Children of the Depression were taught by their elders to save things; hold onto things; don’t throw … Continue reading Why Hoarders Do What They Do (And Reasons To Accept Their Stuff!)

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Success Can Prevail During Times of Difficulty – Here’s How!

January 07, 2019

I have always found it fascinating that during the Great Depression, while people were losing jobs, scrounging for food, fighting for survival, witnessing banks closing and watching the stock market crash, there were those who managed to thrive in business. In fact, this interests me so much that I dedicated more than a chapter of … Continue reading Success Can Prevail During Times of Difficulty – Here’s How!

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“Honed Virtue caught my interest right from the start. I loved the interaction… Back in the 1930s, things were tough and kids had to grow up fast. The closeness of the two families was very natural and ethnic backgrounds did not matter. They learned from each other. We should have more of that in this day and age… …very entertaining and kept my Interest… enticed me to want to read the next book to find out what will happen… Two thumbs. It was refreshing and delightful.”

-Barbara Kaufhold Licensed Massage Therapist

5 Stars - Wonderful Insight into Growing Up During The Great Depression. I so enjoyed this book! The story of this young man growing up in rural Oregon during the Great Depression was absolutely spot-on. It echoed my family’s oral tradition as well as stories from my own youth.The story is so well told that I became totally invested in it by the end of the first chapter. It was such a page-turner that I made myself take breaks so that I could savor the story. I can’t wait to read the rest of this young man’s story along with Ito and his other friends. The next book in the series can’t come quickly enough for me. This author’s writing style is very easy to absorb. His segues into the background of the other characters feels seamless. The characters, their emotions and their conversations ring absolutely correct. This book will be in my permanent ‘Keepers’ collection. I will be reading all of this author’s work.”

-Janet R. Graham Water Quality Control Analyst