Wednesday, October 21, 2015

My View #130 - I Never Thought

(written as the Great Recession took hold)

I never thought I would ever live to see so much again, but I'm afraid I will, it was the "Great Depression" of the late 1920s to the late 1930s. I had high hopes that sequence of events would never occur again in my lifetime. I was wrong, it is shaping up the same way. Money, and greed of money, and lust for power, kills everything in its path. If you were born after 1935 you know nothing of what it was like. I am so sad for all and can't ever forget the pain, anxiety and fear we all lived with, time will tell and time is short. Good luck to you, I pray. Here is a short list of some of the troubles we lived through, those seven years of drought and world of bankruptcy. I remember it all so well. I was 16. It was awful in the "dirty thirties."
Famous photo by Dorothea Lange helped galvanize the government to provide relief for impoverished families.

Some food for thought:

A loaf of bread: 10 cents
Butter: 20 cents per pound, no margarine
Milk: 5 cents a pint, 10 cents a quart
A dozen eggs:     8 cents
A roast of beef:  25 cents per pound
Canadian stamps: 5 cents (if you had 5 cents to spare for a letter)
A 1-story cottage rent:  $10 a month
A 2-story cottage rent:  $25 a month
Men building roads earned 35 cents an hour

No medical care like today, you had to pay first before admission to hospital if you needed an operation - grim.
Canadian prairie farms swallowed by dust

Constant dust storms, no rain, no crops on the prairies.
Winters were very bad. World-wide starvation.

September 22, 2008

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