I was born a year before the first World War, in 1913. I grew up with my sister and brother on our family’s farm.” These are the words of Maisie Davenport who shared her perspective as a young girl growing up during that turbulent time. As she recalls her memories in this blog post, you will be able to see what life was like at that time.
This is an interesting read for those who want to know more about life during that era!
It’s hard to imagine what our lives would be like without electricity. But in the early 1900s, there was no such thing! This is something that we can only learn about through stories told by those who lived during this time period. Luckily for us, a blog post written by Maisie Davenport shares her memories from before and after World War I had even started.
Maisie describes how it felt when she first learned about the war: “Ever since then my heart has been heavy.” She also talks about life on the farm with her family where they live off of their crops and livestock. They rely heavily on each other too as times are tough in general back then because nothing really changes over years or decades.
Maisie’s life changes when she gets the job of working as a maid for an American family. She talks about how her boss was kind, and even though he had been through hard times himself during World War I, they worked on rebuilding his country together.
She then goes to work in France where she has to learn French all over again but learns that it is still not too different from English so this makes things easier for her. The war ended soon after she got there and Maisie describes what happened next: “I prayed earnestly with deep gratitude.”
It will be long before we are allowed to forget such blessings,” says Maisie Davenport at the end of her blog post. How would you like to read more blog posts from Maisie?
In the context of war, people’s lives change over decades or even a few years.
Maisie talks about how her boss was kind and they worked on rebuilding his country together for a short time before the war is over. She then goes off to work in France where she has to learn French all over again but doesn’t find it too difficult because there are many similarities between English and French. The pain that had been around during the War is finally relieved when peace comes back after six months, “I prayed earnestly with deep gratitude.” says Maisie Davenport at the end of her long-form content post as she finishes this piece recommending other readers to read more blog posts from her.
All in all, I think it’s a good book for people who want to find out about how wars affect children and adults alike but don’t know where to start looking for information because there are so many different topics covered throughout its pages.
Another thing I like about this book is that it doesn’t just tell you what happened but also has some very useful advice on how war affects people and how you can help if someone is suffering from the effects of a war.
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A Young Girl’s Perspective: A young girl, Maisie Davenport, describes her perspective when she was living in World War II London during Hitler’s reign over Europe as well as what it was like to be back at home after six months. This book has some really interesting advice on how wars affect children and adults alike which I think are worth reading just for that reason alone but also because there are so many different topics covered throughout its pages that will keep your attention span going until the very end of this compelling read!
I prayed earnestly with deep gratitude.” says Maisie Davenport, a young girl living in World War II London.
The darkness lifts, the day is here and I have not yet known what it means to be afraid.”
The words violet is blue are written in black font on a white background and there is also an image of two children playing with one another up at the top right corner that looks like something you might have seen while looking out your window during wartime, but this time it’s not raining or cold outside; they’re just having fun together without any worries about what may happen tomorrow. There’s a quote from Shakespeare as well for some extra inspiration: “This above all-to thine own self be true”.