Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Letter to the Editor

The Depression


Money was scarce, and times were hard, but when things got tough, we did without and cut back on our lifestyles. We didn’t look to the government to make up the difference.

People with food stamps weren’t buying junk food or trading them for cash to buy cigarettes and beer. Churches administered help to those in need and the homeless were taken care of by relatives.

School children learned because it was expected of them. They didn’t have their education sugarcoated or made “fun.” Teachers were respected, not insulted and beaten up. The courses were geared to life. I mean reading...

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