The Maidsville Kids

The Maidsville Kids

Shelby Demidovich


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The life of children from Maidsville, West Virginia, during the late 1950s and early 1960s. These are the stories about children and their families growing up in a small coal–mining town. Even as a small child, Shelby understood the hardships of her time. She not only was responsible for caring for her younger brothers and sisters, she also helped with the chores that were needed around the house. The experiences of the poor coal–mining kids were hard work and not much fun; these kids would find ways to enjoy life in unconventional ways. As these kids grow, their journey is told through the eyes of the author.