Good Morning Gentle Readers,
The House Blond came home from school the other day with a message. We're on our way to a reprise of the Great Depression. She doesn't know exactly what that means, but she was a little worried.
Now, if a depression is what you long for, here's one recipe.....
(click the image for Michael Moynihan's four minute video)
TWC explained the Depression in simple terms. Great-grandpa's college education bought him a job running the elevator at the department store in downtown St Paul. Lots of others weren't that fortunate. They sold apples on street corners and burned scrap wood in 55 gallon steel drums to keep warm. And they walked, because the street car cost too much to ride. At times 25% of the populace wasn't working. People went hungry: The average weight of enlisted men signing on to fight the Germans was 144 pound and the average waist size was 31 inches. People went hungry. Did I already say that?
We reside in a culture preaching pervasive doom. But so long as there are odd looking kids, milling about the mall wearing bright orange pants and lip rings (with cell phones welded to their inhumanly distorted earlobes) we're not doing badly at all.