Bits of wisdom from the great depression. People who lived through the Great Depression during the 1930’s in America did so largely by sheer willpower. What can we learn from them?
People who lived through the Great Depression during the 1930’s in America did so largely by sheer willpower. Many lessons were learned and a general shift in mentality occurred during this time. Less was thrown away, more was recycled, reused, or done without. People learned to make food stretch in ways we can’t even comprehend today.
How about a milk sandwich, dandelion salad, or creamed corn on toast? Sounds ‘gross’ to many people today but these are just a few of the meals that made up the menu during the depression. There was a lot of wisdom from the great depression era, and many of these lessons can be (maybe should be?) applied today. Thrift, frugality, and not wasting a thing was the day-to-day way of life!
Gardens were commonplace in whatever patch of dirt people had access to. They would trade to get variety. Neighbors were closer because of it. Helping your fellow man was a common occurrence compared to today’s blind eye to those in need. The times were more simple overall: if you want to eat, you work hard. It was a different time but their lessons and bits of wisdom echo to today.