The true story of 7 kids being raised by a single mother in the slums of lower East Side Manhattan during the 1950's. A tale of growing up poor and struggling for dignity as seen through the eyes of one of her sons. The sometimes poignant, often humorous, but always grateful description of a mother's relentless struggle to keep her family together despite the challenges of poverty, crime, and the well-meaning social agencies that would have separated them. Nurtured by a bare-knuckled mother who used fear to keep them in line, Ruthie's Kids will be forever indebted to the woman who understood the meaning of qtough loveq before it became a fashionable cliche. Thanks to her courage and commitment, 7 kids survived the urban jungle, ended the welfare dependency, and became productive citizens.You could also nail a couple of pieces of wood to the top of the milk crate as handles for you to grasp as you scooted along ... It wasna#39;t a bicycle, but it was the closest you could get to it without money. ... metal reinforced wooden milk crates were also plentiful in those days because most milk was sold in bottles, so the casesanbsp;...
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