Life has been too busy this year, and we have neglected to post anything for some time. To give thanks for another year of being on this earth, we are giving away 15 Grandma Effie’s Great Depression Diary Books. Grandma Effie (Mike Martin’s Grandmother) kept a diary during the Great Depression in Kewanee, Il. It is a wonderful story of hope and survival. The first 15 people that email us at TSAPress@gmail.com will get a free copy — no questions asked! Good luck!!!
November 20, 2013
April 15, 2013
Our book reading/signing today at the Kewanee Public Library was well attended (20-25 people), even though it was finally a beautiful spring day! We had fun sharing stories of Ed and Effie Martin during the Great Depression, shared some old photos, and even sold a few books! It was such a pleasure to meet many folks and share a family’s stuggles during such a trying time. Below are some photos!
April 12, 2013
Come and visit with us as we chat about the book, read some of Effie’s passages, and here about your great depression stories. Books will be for sale at $ 10.00 each. Look forward to seeing some of you in Kewanee, Illinois!
Mike and Jane
February 11, 2013
Recipes during the Great Depression were very simple, and Grandma Effie’s recipes written in her diary were no exception. Here is one we would like to share, since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching us.
Basic Tea Punch
2 cups strong tea (chilled)
6 cups fruit juice
4 cups ginger ale
Just before serving, combine and sweeten to taste. Pour over ice cubes in punch bowl. Serves 25.
November 24, 2012
Had a great time chatting with Jim Fisher on WOC1420 Talk Radio in Davenport, Iowa this past Wednesday. Jim really enjoyed reading Grandma Effie’s diary and thought she shared some very interesting facts of the family’s life. Check out the pics!!