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By Baxter Black

On The Edge Of Common Sense

The Osamaconomy


Grandpa Tommy was reminiscing, “It’s a shame everybody couldn’t go through the Great Depression.”

I know what he meant. I think. He didn’t mean it like “It’s a shame everybody hadn’t been in a concentration camp or had polio.” He was remarking that most of us Baby Boomers and younger are unable to appreciate how technology has pampered us. There was no safety net back then. Grandpa Tommy spent the Dirty 30s in the depths of the Dust Bowl in Syracuse, Kansas. Then the first half of the 40s he was on a Navy vessel in the Pacific.

He passed away without seeing our OsamaC...

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