A mere 70 years ago

I am reminded to be grateful for what I do have.

And hopefully we won’t end up like this again…..

The photos below were taken 1935 – 1939


Filed under History, Income Inequality, Infrastructure, memories, The Economy

6 responses to “A mere 70 years ago

  1. tosmarttobegop

    I have mixed feeling looking at these, a sad time in this country’s life.
    But still how much was it simpler, we lived to be alive that was the meaning to the day.
    There was no need for all we might lose today, having not much to lose means having only that of real value.

    That also means that what would be to gain back is closer and worth the effort.
    Of value to the real heart and soul, not to the moment enjoyment or the minute fancy.
    Perhaps now would be a good time to lose it all so as one grows and gain it would be a return to what is truly valuable.

  2. tosmarttobegop

    I got out earlier and heard a plea on the radio for donations for the Children home.
    Earlier still I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders from all that is saddening coming this close to Christmas.

    But the thought of those children spending Christmas in a warehouse at Christmas made me know.
    No money to buy my grandchildren something nice or fun but they will have what no amount of money will buy.

    They will have someone to hold them and hug them and give them real love on that day.
    Home on Christmas or in a home where they will be surrounded by those who love them.
    Some gifts are worth more then any toy to be given to a child.

  3. Zippy

    Ultimately value resides in our common humanity, not currency.

    They learned that far too late in the Weimar Republic.

  4. Snoring Dog Studio

    Right on, Zippy. It would be good to send Glenn Beck photos of what’s going on in our country right now. A lot of people aren’t aware, or choose to ignore, that thousands of people in our country are suffering still.

  5. Looking at these photos should make all of us reaffirm each person’s right to dignity.

    I was also struck by the desolate landscape. We must take care of our home. Fresh water is our most valuable resource yet taken for granted by many.

    We all need a reminder. Makes most of what we complain about seem a bit ludicrous.