Marie Langeway Shortsleeve is full of stories and observations about life in Addison County. Marie was born in Ferrisburgh in 1921 and has seen life in this county since the Great Depression, married and raised a family here and watched America grow into a nation of world stature from the views of the lake, the land and family farm. Her reminiscences document her life and connection to the history of Addison County agriculture and key moments in the nation as well. Marie was raised during the Great Depression years and came of age when Pearl Harbor was attacked and World War Two happened witnessing times of great change at pivotal points in her life when growing up. Marie, her older brother and parents lived... “We never threw anything away,” explained Marie and chuckled when she shared that this practice does irritate her daughters today as they attempt to help her downsize. “There would always be canned beef, pork, chicken, ham, bacon and rabbit and from our garden there would be canned vegetables and preserves. Marie’s father George Langeway died when she was sixteen but had been injured and had a leg amputated a year before that. “This is all before the time of government help,” remarked Marie.