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In Those Days: Tales of a Happy Childhood (1926-1940) by Frances Cheston Train

In Those Days: Tales of a Happy Childhood (1926-1940) by Frances Cheston Train

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In Those Days:  Tales of a Happy Childhood (1926-1940) by Frances Cheston Train is a 149-page softcover published in 2006 by iUniverse.  The book is in very good condition.

Book Summary

Francis Chesterson Train was born into a wealthy Philadelphia family in 1926. This tender, minutely observed and humorous memoirs packed with detailed descriptions of the Edwardian manners, rules and customs of Philadelphia Society.

Train grew up in an enormous house in Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania, but her youth was marked by seasonal migrations to the family's various homes--summers in Dark Harbor, Maine on the island of Islesboro, Christmas and Easter vacations at a plantation in South Carolina and weekends in the hunt country near Unionville, Pennsylvania.

In her Upstairs Downstairs childhood, young Francie spend as much time with the chauffeur's, the maids, and her beloved nurse as nannies were then called as she did with her friends and family. She moved easily from one world to the other, her social consciousness gradually awakening as a teenager.

In Those Days is a vivid mosaic of a privilege and sheltered childhood in the 1930s, insulated from the hardships of the Depression. The author remembers with affection those days of innocence, gentleness, kindliness, and uncomplicated fun.

ISBN:  0-595-40968-7

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