On the Home Front : My Mother's Story of Everyday American Life from Prohibition through World War II

On the Home Front : My Mother's Story of Everyday American Life from Prohibition through World War II

  • Plume(2002/04発売)
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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 220 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780452283121
  • DDC分類 973.91

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So begins one of Mary Jo Clark's oral snapshots of her uniquely American life. Born in 1914 on Chicago's West Side to first-generation Irish immigrants, Mary Jo was the fourth of seven children. Her father Jack was a marble worker, her mother Maude a commercial color artist. Through Mary Jo's endearing first-person accounts, time stands still and we are afforded a privileged glimpse of a world gone by. Mary Jo's distinctive style animates these touching and sometimes lighthearted stories of family and friends, love and war, school and work. Through her words and images, we are transported to a sun-warmed living room, where we sip tea while sifting through a box of old photos, as our own past plays itself out, sprung from memory like a much-loved song. Arranged thematically and accompanied by family photos of the people and places she recalls, On the Home Front captures unforgettable moments in American history and a mother's cherished memories.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       xiii
Pearl Harbor 1 (2)
The Ryan Boys 3 (4)
My Mother Could See the Depression Coming 7 (3)
The Sinking of the Dorchester 10 (3)
Highest Percentage in Arithmetic 13 (3)
Black Velvet Hat 16 (1)
First and Last Automobile 17 (3)
Never Say Never 20 (2)
Colton, California 22 (4)
The Coloring Business 26 (4)
Eddie's First Dog 30 (3)
President Harding's Train 33 (1)
Aunt Nell Havern 34 (2)
Coats Alike 36 (2)
Kausal Coal Company 38 (2)
Pa's Doghouse 40 (2)
Paris Garter 42 (2)
Bootleg Liquor 44 (2)
Liberty Savings 46 (2)
Cousin Nora 48 (2)
Moving to Our Lady of Sorrows 50 (3)
They Never Talked About the War 53 (5)
They Didn't Have Married Women at Sears 58 (2)
The Door-Tender's Seat 60 (2)
Libertyville Farm 62 (2)
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers 64 (2)
Getting Hired at Sears 66 (3)
Penny Postcard 69 (3)
Ghost Story 72 (1)
Rosemarie's Ring 73 (2)
Mary Jo Hennessy 75 (1)
The Summer of '41 76 (2)
Fourth Birthday 78 (2)
Aunt Nell Hennessy 80 (9)
Better Late Than Early 89 (2)
Day of Glory 91 (2)
Pleurisy 93 (2)
Aunt Maggie and Uncle Bill 95 (2)
Cancer of the Larynx 97 (3)
Austin High and How I Met My Husband 100 (3)
New Year's Eve Wake 103 (2)
Gifts Aren't Important 105 (2)
More Will Than Won't 107 (3)
Learning to Ride 110 (2)
Marble Accident 112 (2)
Aunt Anna and Uncle Percy 114 (4)
Also Known as Josephine Agnes and Mike Gantes 118 (3)
Current Events 121 (2)
``We Are Talking About Your Attendance'' 123 (2)
Jackson Park Bridge 125 (3)
St. James at Sag Bridge 128 (3)
Uncle Jim 131 (2)
St. Nicholas's Day 133 (3)
Father Miller and Father Mulherin 136 (1)
Loyola University: He Went North and I Went 137 (2)
West
``You Used to Be a Good Student'' 139 (3)
Mock Wedding 142 (2)
``I Don't Believe in Funerals!'' 144 (3)
No Longer No Payment/Okay to Refile 147 (2)
Seeing Vince Off 149 (4)
``Don't Come to the Church On Time'' 153 (2)
God's Will 155 (2)
There Were Very Few Men Because of the War 157 (2)
Wedding Night 159 (3)
Taking Mr. Maloney's Job 162 (3)
May of '43 165 (2)
Culture Shock 167 (2)
Three-Month Leave 169 (2)
The War on Insects 171 (2)
``These People Have Ceased'' 173 (2)
In August the War Ended 175 (3)
Second Grade: ``I've Never Forgotten Your 178 (4)
Face''
No Afternoon Nap 182 (2)
Maudemarie 184 (2)
The Witch She Was 186 (5)
Rosemarie and Tom 191 (4)
House for Rent 195 (5)
Mary the Real Estate Lady 200 (6)
Softly, As I Leave You 206 (8)
Fortune-teller 214 (4)
Relationships to Mary to Clark 218