Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Ledford Pubished in Good Old Days Magazine

For my blogger friends who subscribe to the "Good Old Days Magazine," I wanted to share this good news.

My story, "Matheson Cove Trading:  Bartering was a practical fact of life," appeared in the March/April, 2018 issue of "Good Old Days Magazine."

During the Great Depression, there was little money in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  My grandparents had no cash to buy another cow when their animal got drowned in the creek after a flash flood.  The children were very sad because their cow, Beauty, was also a pet.

Granddaddy Ledford was a savvy farmer and traded one of his hogs for a milk cow with a neighbor.  That's how both families were able to feed their children until the Great Depression ended, and they were able to earn money to buy products.

If you can get a copy of this issue of the "Good Old Days,"I hope you will enjoy reading this true story about my family.


Granddaddy Bob Ledford and Grandma Minnie Matheson Ledford survived the Great Depression by trading products and fed their family until money became more available to buy food.


lil red hen said...

I think it's wonderful that you have written about your family! I wrote a short book about my family (the first ten years of my life) for my grandchildren to know how life was in the 40s. I don't know if they've all read it, but a lot of the older people in our community seemed to enjoy it.
I love seeing pictures taken "back in the day".

Susie Swanson said...

Congratulations Brenda. I love your writing and your stories are so good. Like you, I was raised the same way and I love writing about those days of our ancestors. I'd like to get one and read this. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Connie said...

Congratulations on getting your story published! That's wonderful and exciting news.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, dear friend. I am very proud for you. I hope I can get my hands on a copy.

janet smart said...

Congratulations, Brenda! That is great. I don's subscribe to it, but I have seen that magazine many times. I'll keep an eye out for this one. I've always wanted to get something published in that type of magazine. It won't ever happen if I don't submit though, will it? Congratulations, again.

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