10 Lessons From People Who Lived Through The Great Depression
Gathering the lessons learned by older people (elders) who have had 1st hand experience is an amazing opportunity to learn how previous generations coped with tough economic times.
My great grandmother used to tell many stories of her childhood and the hardships her family endured. She was forever affected by those lean years of her life and was a hard fast frugal person till the day she passed from this earth. She lived below her means, paid cash for purchases, never allowed her family to be in debt, grew a garden, sewed her family’s clothing and reused anything possible.
Her favorite saying was “use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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