We Were Vagabonds: Sequel to Father Was a Caveman

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Have you ever wondered what it was like to experience life as a civilian in the United States during the early 1940s while the world was engulfed in World War II? Or what it was like when the streets of American cities were almost devoid of young men? Or imagine a time when the entire country was geared to support the war effort? Or when everyday items were in short supply and government-issued ration stamps determined how many tires, pairs of shoes, gallons of gasoline, or pounds of meat and sugar you could buy? We Were Vagabonds stands alone as a story or it can be read as a sequel to Father Was A Caveman, as it continues the saga of Burrel Harman and his children when they are reunited after being scattered apart for a year. Burrel vows never to be separated from his children again so he comes up with a creative way to keep them together. His solution leads to some exciting, joyful, and even frightening experiences, as with his bride and children in tow, he follows the large defense construction jobs. This book is filled with humor and adventure as the family adjusts to their life on the road as vagabonds. In Washington, D.C. Burrel works on the construction of the Pentagon. Then near the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland he helps build a seaplane base. There they find themselves living in the middle of a junkyard where June and Polly are exposed to one of the most terrifying experiences of their lives. Then in Jackson, Mississippi they discover what it is like to be Damn Yankees in the deep South. Their journey begins in Ohio, takes them through many states, and ends just twenty-five miles from where they started. Here Cecil discovers that pretty blondes and unreliable cars make a volatile combination. Then with help from an unexpected source, June begins her quest to become reunited with her long-lost mother and little brother, Dickie.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
4
Section 3
24
Section 4
35
Section 5
46
Section 6
52
Section 7
57
Section 8
69
Section 13
102
Section 14
113
Section 15
118
Section 16
137
Section 17
159
Section 18
164
Section 19
176
Section 20
180

Section 9
77
Section 10
82
Section 11
86
Section 12
95
Section 21
194
Section 22
208
Section 23
211
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