Greensburg Memories

Life on Henry Street in the 1940’s and 1950’s

by Leo Wright



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/5/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 568
ISBN : 9781665511995
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 568
ISBN : 9781665511988

About the Book

I am a Green County, Kentucky native, born on Locust Grove Road in 1936. Our family, (mom, dad and I) moved to Greensburg in 1942 and established a residence on Henry Street where I resided until 1954 when I graduated from high school and left to go to college. The stories relayed here represent the memories and events related to my youth on Henry Street. All events are true and derived from memory supplemented by facts as recorded in various documents. I write them to preserve the memories of my youth, pass them on to my family and others so they may reminisce of a quality of life gone by and provide for those who did not live in the era a history of the times and conditions of Henry Street during the 1950’s. In retrospect, I do wish those times were still existent.

About the Author

The author relates stories of his youth, growing up in a small Kentucky community where crime was almost nonexistent, a place where walking to the movie was a common practice, where church bells sounded on Wednesday evening and Sunday morning and front yard sitting was very much in vogue. A place where business establishments and banks closed on Thursdays for a midweek break only to be thoroughly inundated by shoppers and customers on Saturdays. Where church was the focal point of Sunday and visiting neighbors and friends was a common practice. Where doors did not have to locked at night, where school activities were a focal point of all parents and where schools had recesses in the morning and the afternoon. Where a more peaceful existence was taken for granted.