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  • Cath Lawson Nov 5, 2008

    Hi Mike – everyone is so skinny and nobody is wearing shoes. Makes us realise how lucky we are now.

  • teeni Nov 5, 2008

    I have to agree with Cath. Plus, nobody looks happy at all.

  • Mike Goad Nov 6, 2008

    Compared to many people of the Great Depression, we certainly are lucky. That's part of the reason that I am doing this. While we are certainly in a period of great economic upheaval and distress, we're a very long way from a depression, despite what a few would have us believe.

  • Michelle Gartner Nov 8, 2008

    I am glad too to see it in popular media too- I read an article that said this is nothing like the depression… amen to that. People have no clue how tough it was- try working 12 – 14 hour days all day- 6 days a week. Or how about not working at all- with no television and internet. People went without food- I don't know anyone who has gone without a meal recently. How about wearing underwear made out of feedsacks? I get irritated when I have to wear holey socks- because they make my feet feel weird. Life in the 30's was hell and heartbreak in some counties… I am hoping that people come out of this recession a little bit more grateful and a little more financially conscious. Things are good today- want to try it really hard, most people had very little access to health care in the Depression- that would tough. That's another thing to be grateful for instead of going on about who has the better health plan.

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