This book is a first-person account about growing up poor in small-town America. It is a diary of sorts, a memoir, about life as perceived by a fictional boy from a fictional family living in a fictional town. The chapters are compilations of similar experiences and venues about school, girls, family, living without money, and social challenges. aMaking lemonade out of everythinga is a figure of speech, a metaphor for how people make do with nothing. For example, integrating Chevy parts into a Ford; making a wheel barrel out of oak, nails, and a lawn mower wheel; feeding a family for under ten dollars a week; and entertaining yourself on a rainy Saturday playing with Momas clothespins and pie pans. The context for the story is introduced through third-party narration in chapters 1 and 2 and then transitions to a first-party account by a boy named William Seabold. Everyone called him Bill.A Barbie doll cutout kit for Peggy; a cowboy and Indian set with eight little green plastic figures for Waitsel; brown cotton work gloves and Red Man chewing ... I finished with a five pound canned ham, some butter, milk and a box of confectionary sugar so Mom could ice the cake. Total cost, including wrapping paper, scotch tape and a box of icicle decorations came to $23.42. ... aIt does come in handy.
|Title||:||Making Lemonade Out of Everything|
|Author||:||J. Wayne Stillwell|
|Publisher||:||AuthorHouse - 2015-04-22|