Kathryn Spurgeon

Camping in the 1930s

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Researching for my 1930s novels, The Promise Series, has revealed that life back then was just that—life. They loved, dreamed, despaired and hoped just like we do today. And they went camping!
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I found this picture among my family relics. It’s my grandfather, Fremont Pope and his two oldest children, Margaret and Judson. Isn’t Fremont a handsome man?

I can’t see the date clearly on the bottom of the picture but it looks like 1937. And apparently they figured out how to make a tent and bed with little of today’s conveniences. I wish I knew what kind of car they had in this picture but it must be from the 30s.

I’m ready to get your response from my new book, the second book in the series, A Promise Child. The book is based on a true story. The Depression ripped through Sibyl Trimble’s hometown of Shawnee, and left dying stores, repossessed farms, and countless men and women out of work and living in poverty, Many people headed west to save their families. Would Sibyl and Fremont abandon Oklahoma and their hopes and dreams for the promises in California? Or would they find a way to survive in Shawnee, Oklahoma?

You’re welcome to come to the book release on August 15th from 6 to 8 at the Aldridge Hotel in Shawnee, Oklahoma!

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Author: Kathryn Spurgeon

Christian writer and speaker Memory House Publishing

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