Northern Wisconsin, like all rural areas, was a very challenging place to make a living during America's long, drawn out economic depression, which began in 1929. Although our history books tell us when the Great Depression began, few historians mention the fact that for much of rural America; economic hard times lasted well into the late 1950's. For children born and raised during these difficult times, helping their families survive was simply part of growing up. Most youngsters accepted chores, hard work, and daily routines as a way of life. After all, everyone seemed to be in the same economically depressed condition.
Everyone has cherished memories of their youth tucked in the recesses of their memories. Leon "Buckshot" Anderson has taken the time to move many of his youthful childhood adventures from the seclusion of his mind to the printed page. Adventures that will awaken similar memories for millions of persons who grew up or are now growing up in rural America.
Anyone who loves the out of doors, and is willing to let Mother Nature be a teacher, will adore the warm, wonderful adventures which are shared by the author. For everyone who has camped, fished or hunted, you will thoroughly enjoy remembering that "Growing Up Isn't ALL Fishing and Hunting".