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Sharing the good ol’ days

Originally published in the MVHS Bugle, June 1995

My name is Vivian Mathison. I was Vivian Kelley when I lived in Hobart from 1930 to 1939. 331 more words


My Parents Survived The Great Depression. Here’s 4 Things They Taught Me.

Many of you know that I feel that “The System” which is supporting our societal structure is very, very, very weak and very, very, very vulnerable.  981 more words


The Great Depression vs. The Great Recession - Impact On A Generation

I went to a mall for the first time in years the other day, and it got me to thinking – could the Great Recession have the kind of impact on people as the Great Depression did for those that lived through the 1930’s? 1,730 more words


Read: Grapes Of Wrath - John Steinbeck.

“Rich fellas come up an’ they die, an’ their kids ain’t no good an’ they die out. But we keep a’comin’. We’re the people that live. 477 more words

More Sunshine

On this day one hundred years ago, the first wave of American troops was sailing across the Atlantic to join the carnage of World War I. 1,361 more words

Do Politicians Learn Anything From History?- 1 : "The Great Depression vs 2008 Crash" - ECONOMICS HISTORY

Philosopher George Santayana famously quipped that “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” In many ways, this is a motto adopted by politicians and investors alike world wide. 739 more words


Air-conditioned Barn

A late friend of mine gave me the perfect description for dilapidated old barns like this one. Paul would say, “Look! There’s an air-conditioned barn.” Having grown up on a farm during the Great Depression, my friend knew a lot about hard work and barns. 73 more words