Tag Archives: life during the great depression

MAKING JELLY FOR THE JAM WE’RE IN – CANNING -FREEZING – GARDENING, Plus One Ripe TOMATO (Issue 228)

  Today, I made six jars of Plum Jelly Sauce from a batch of plums my grandchildren picked from their tree.   Yesterday, my four year old Prince William came and picked his first ripe tomato.  Then two small yellow squash, he bagged and took home for dinner.  His mom called last night and said he […]

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Royalty And Movie Stars In The Great Depression (Issue 7)

Growing up in the Depression years, money was scarce as hens’ teeth.   There was a little store in the school building. My parents would give me a bag of eggs to take to school to swap for candy from the little school store. The problem was that I had to walk almost a mile […]

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