These are some books I've been reading recently. I have really enjoyed them. They are cookbooks with stories from the Great Depression. I've had my interest piqued lately about the Great Depression. Many of our grandparents or great-grandparents lived through that era. I wonder how many of you remember your grandparents talking about the Great Depression. I know my husband and myself had grandparents who were greatly influenced their entire lives from that era. Conserving water, making use of every last thing, eating oatmeal rain or shine, and feeling a sense of uneasiness towards banks and governments were all things we both remember hearing about. Sometimes when we were younger their excessive expression of those things would seem wearisome to us, but now as the days get more and more difficult, I long to hear what they had to say. Sad to say, our grandparents have all passed away. There are, however, still many valuable nuggets to be attained from our parents and from stories like these, in these books. I really enjoyed and appreciated the stories or even just "one liners", particularly in "Clara's Kitchen". She talks throughout the cookbook about what they did and how they ate to survive. Her story, her life, her outlook and her recipes are all delightful.
Seeing the days that seem to be coming upon us, I thought it would be a good idea to take seriously the wisdom "that" generation has to give us from those days. We at least have the ability to look back, and then look ahead and pray "Lord, give us wisdom, give us a plan".
I have been mulling over ideas that would help earn money, save money, and stretch what we have, and help us persevere through difficult times. Would love to hear your ideas.
If you get a chance, you should visit Clara's Blog and enjoy the little video below. Clara is 94 years old. depressioncooking.blogspot.comdepressioncooking.blogspot.com
"God is our refuge and strength
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change
and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea:
Though its waters roar and foam,
Though its mountains quake at its swelling pride......
....The God of Jacob is our stronghold."
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