Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Great Depression

Ha. You thought this was about me. But it's not. I just wonder if this is what it was like way back in the late 1920's. Hearing about runs on banks. News of the stock market going lower and lower. Is this what it's like to live in the beginning of a tremendous downturn? Hope and optimism being spouted by the government, but the reality of people losing homes, losing jobs, etc. overshadowing that? I just wonder. I certainly hope not. As I wait to buy a home. And become single and will have to depend on my job for my health insurance, which I desperately need.
[on a side note, I can't even get a picture of money to post in this post... an omen? :-) ]

5 comments:

Susan said...

It could be an omen. (cue creepy music)

M. Robert Turnage said...

My grandfather said that he knew the Great Depression ended when he saw a jackrabbit hop across the road and there weren't six men with shotguns following it.

The closest I have come to hunting for food is nabbing Mac and Cheese when it was on sale.

WNG said...

Papa G was born in 1928. Whenever any one mentions the GD it reminds me how old he is.

Not that that has anything to do with your post but...

NoRegrets said...

OK, susan, now I"m creeped out.
MRT-well, we'll know it's the great depression if you're running to buy ramen on sale.
WNG-thanks for the linkage. My mom was born in 29...

Churlita said...

I took a class on the 1930's and it was really interesting. All that poverty sure made people look at things differently.