Growing Up Thomas by Janis Cramer
This Land Press
Growing up in a family of storytellers, Janis Thomas Cramer spent Sunday dinners with the Thomas clan in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where she heard family lore begging to be retold--stories of the Depression, of six sons fighting in World War II, and of a tornado’s destroying three family homes. She lived fantastic stories of her own as well, with two brothers and an army of cousins and friends from Riverside School. In the early Sixties, she endured teenage angst with other Baby Boomers crowding into Alice Robertson Junior High School during the New Math, the Race for Space, and the President’s Physical Fitness Challenge. “Growing Up Thomas” carries the reader with Janis through some captivating vignettes of her young life. “Come along with Sweetiepie in the Rocket 88. Meet some real Okie characters from the last century. Scratch your head. Laugh out loud. Shed a tear. Be a kid again.” ~~Bill Lehmann, author of "An Okie from Muskogee Recalls Growing up in the Dirty 30s."