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The Great Depression Project

I've always been fascinated by the Great Depression. All four of my grandparents were born during it, and lived through it. Hearing their stories, reading the stories online of my grandparents' generation who survived on very little, has always made me stop and reflect on our life today. It often seems that the more information we have at our fingertips, the less capable we have become as a society. I know men and women-my own age!!-who can't even peel a clove of garlic, let alone cook a meal. My sewing and gardening skills are abysmal, at best. Will knows how to do basic mechanical maintenance, but I'm clueless. If you stuck me in the middle of a farm and told me to get started on the day's work, I would look around helplessly before wandering over to some cute baby animals to pet them. I don't know how to knit. I CAN cook, and I'm getting pretty good at making recipes from scratch. I cloth diaper our babies, and when the weather is nice, I hang our laun…

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