Sunday, September 26, 2021

Christmas Dinner

Via Diana

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Christmas dinner during the Great Depression - turnips and cabbage.
My mother told me there was very little meat so they raised what they could and often ate fried onion sandwiches for dinner. It's strange how people that had so little were so grateful for every little thing they had and here we are today with so much and many of us appreciate nothing. We live in such a throw away society, if something is of no further use to us it's trash. So much has changed, and continues to change, even in my lifetime it makes your head swim when you think about it. I may be remembering things differently than how they actually were but when I think of how much kinder, accountable, responsible and grateful people used to be, it makes me wonder if all of the things we have now are really making our lives better.


  1. I remember quite clearly that it continued into the first half of the Forties

    1. Took WWII to end it. They say many of the Southern boys arrived at the reception areas in bare feet.

  2. My dad, uncle's and aunts used to occasionally joke about times during the depression. I never did know if it was just an exaggeration or fact but they would say "we ran out of meat so we hung a ham bone from a wire over the table. We'd sop red eye gravy with me biscuits, smell the bone and pretend we were eating ham.

    Haven't stopped by to visit with you folks in a while. Good to be here again.

  3. They were probably happier back there then and just didn't
    know it. I wish I knew then what I know now.
    The typical low-life, FDR, manipulated the Great Depression
    to prolong it when it was winding down.
    These old pics are nostalgic and depict all we have lost.

    1. They were probably happier back there then and just didn't
      know it.

      I believe so.

  4. So much for White "privilege".