On the Street Where I Lived: Autobiography of a Child
Roberta Markbreit grew up in a comfortable time when being a child in a city neighborhood was the stimulus for simple adventures such as Hopscotch and Hide and Seek, and playing baseball in the one empty lot on the block. Sending away for signed photographs of movie stars and trading cards from a prized stack of one's own were ordinary and satisfying activities. Every street had at least one relative living on it, and families celebrated holidays and birthdays together because they lived close by. But the background of that time was frightening and often tragic. World War II was on everybody's mind and in everyone's heart. Brothers and sisters and cousins and friends were sent away to fight against evil that threatened to conquer the world. Our Armed Forces and we as ordinary Americans believed fervently that we were the ones who were destined to save the world.
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