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Family Fashions: Great Grandma Delores’ Ring

· Family fashions that bear memories ·

A few years ago, I was visiting my Great Grandma Delores. It was the January after the second summer I’d lived with my grandparents, seeing her almost every day. 1,146 more words


Grandmother's Great Depression Story

A story is like a hidden treasure. Once found, its worth is more than a chest of gold. When I was a little girl, I loved listening to my grandma’s childhood stories. 388 more words

With aspects of life in the 1930s stuck you most deeply? How do the circumstances of Americans during the great depression compared to what America is facing now?

An aspects of life in the 1930s that stuck me most deeply is that about 2 million people were homeless during the Great Depression. The Great Depression was a time when many were poor and life was very hard. 461 more words

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Illinois Officially Designates August 4 as "Barack Obama Day"

by Veronica Hilbring via essence.com

Former President Barack Obama has been honored with his very own holiday in the state of Illinois.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner… 200 more words


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Illinois Just Honored Barack Obama With His Very Own Holiday

August 4 is officially 'Barack Obama Day.'
Former President Barack Obama has been honored with his very own holiday in the state of Illinois. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law Friday a measure to designate August 4th as “Barack Obama Day.” The holiday will be celebrated on President Obama’s birthday, beginning in 2018. Gov. Rauner praised the commemorative holiday but stopped short of making it a legal holiday. "It's incredibly proud for Illinois that the president came from Illinois. I think it's awesome, and I think we should celebrate it. I don't think it should be a formal holiday with paid, forced time off, but I think it should be a day of acknowledgment and celebration." Senate Bill 55 reads the holiday will be “observed throughout the State as a day set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who began his career serving the People of Illinois in both the Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate, and dedicated his life to protecting the rights of Americans and building bridges across communities.” The bill was introduced by Sen. Emil Jones III who helped launched Obama’s Senate campaign in 2004. Jones also considers himself to be Obama’s political godfather.

Time For a Reality Check

I was born in Houston, Texas during the depths of the Great Depression. It was a hard-scrabble life made somewhat bearable by the abiding love of our family and the support and friendship of our close-knit community. 494 more words

Piglets and Propaganda

In the Great Depression of the 1930s, President Franklin Roosevelt recognized that farmers were going broke because the cost to produce their farm products exceeded the prices paid by the consumer. 259 more words