Recently, we were chatting with life long friends and discussing how fast the world is changing. The world of our grandchildren is and continues to be changing at such a rapid rate. It is becoming so different than our own. And to us, it doesn't seem that our youth was very long ago. We reminisce about the days that technology was not the dominate feature of everyday life.
Then, we look back another generation to those of our parents who live their lives based on their own youth of growing up in the depression. Thanks to Historical Societies and other such groups we can peek into the lives of our families generations ago.
This is all leading to an article I recently read about three men who shared stories about their childhood in the Great Depression of the 1930's at their local Historical Society meeting. This is only three generations removed from my grandchildren of today, the ones on their cell phones, ipads, with their massive technological knowledge.
From the Scranton Newspaper:
"Burnell said he remembers his grandfather Lewis Burnell counting up the family's assets one evening and reporting they had a grand total of $36.45. 'My grandmother Lucinda put her hand on her head like she was going to faint' " he said. "and I remember her yelling, 'Lordy, Lordy, Lewis! We've got more money than we need!' "
How Quickly Times Change.