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Sunday, February 15, 2009

"If you need it get it. If you don't need it - forget it." -- Thelma May Beets b.1918

Over breakfast this morning I read my girls a really inspiring article in today's LA Times - memories of survivors of the Great Depression.

The children of those times learned things that they would remember for the rest of their lives. They discovered how to make endless pots of soup, how to use corncobs for fuel, how to make undergarments from bleached feed sacks. They learned the value of a wild imagination and honest neighbors.
They were good lessons.


You can read the article in its entirety here as well as images, and very moving audio from the interviews conducted.

3 comments:

shanna said...

I'm off to read what sounds like such a terrific article. What did your girls think about it? I really love this quote. And your new banner too! xo

lisa s said...

yes. want/need often get confused. good reminder! off to read the whole thing

hurrayic said...

I read and watched this. Very powerful & a good reminder. As lisa s said, it's easy to separate out needs from wants.