Skip to comments.Remembering Holiday Spirit During The Depression
Posted on 12/16/2008 8:20:12 PM PST by Flavius
BOSTON, MA - December 16, 2008 - Despite dire economic forecasts, Americans will rely on credit cards in malls and for online gift shopping this year. And while some might be scaling back in light of the recession, others will rack up personal debt during the holidays.
This wasn't how it used to be, according to people who lived through the hardest of economic times. In the second part of our series this week, we hear perspectives from two women who grew up during the Great Depression. Both are residents of The Goddard House in Brookline, Mass., and today they consider the holiday season -- then and now.
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When I hear people (my folks) and others talk about the depression, one thing is clear...the focus is on family. They talk in terms of how “we got by” or “we didn’t have much” or “we looked after each other”. When I hear people talk about the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s I hear a lot of “I am all about this...” and “I am all about that.”...bring it on, maybe it comes with a silver lining after all!