I can't rate this book since I haven't taken the time to read it. It was a gift to me and looks good but I know myself and I'll proably never get around to it. Has 13 pages of health and home remedies, and neat old black and white pictures``. It's a young boy's story of the depression in Gonzales, Texas. The author has presented a wonderful account of rural life in Central Texas during the middle of the 20th century. It was a period of strong moral values and family ties with a sense of community responsibility in America.