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Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: Gary Benson] #6967505
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Our lives are tough in a different way because we have to endure societal dealings my grandpa would have pounded his fist on the table about.



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Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: Gary Benson] #6967528
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My grand father died at 92 and his father died in a mine cave in at 72. His father lived to be 102. My grand mother said when the mine siren went off, people went into their back yards where the RR tracks ran and prayed the flat car did not stop at your house. People has no money and the funeral was at the house. Neighbor brought food and passed the hat for the burial costs. Family and friends dug the grave which was part of the grieving process.

Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: Gary Benson] #6967552
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I spent summers haying in Nebraska for my grandparents. They were the most frugal people ever, Grandma traded eggs for groceries at the local stores. We rethreaded many a bolt to get the size we needed to keep the haying equipment running from all the old cans of nuts and bolts in the shop. Huge garden that she canned out of all summer. And the coolest old under ground root cellar. Those were simple times.


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Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: Gary Benson] #6967558
08/18/20 09:42 AM
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These stories are all great and depict people who made America great. Unfortunately, there aren't enough of these heroes anymore; too many spoiled brats.


BREAKING NEWS! The people who said Trump would destroy America are destroying America.
Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: Gary Benson] #6967559
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My Great Gramps was born in 1898, his fondest Christmas as a kid he received a pair of wool socks and 2 oranges. His eyes lit up describing how juicy those oranges were.

Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: Gary Benson] #6967565
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Some of my fondest memories were deer camp. We'd sit around and reminisce about past year's hunts. Most of the hunters over the years are gone now. But, their legacies and memories live on as we continue to share their stories as they would have told them.


BREAKING NEWS! The people who said Trump would destroy America are destroying America.
Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: Gary Benson] #6967843
08/18/20 04:29 PM
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My first trade out of high school i was a bricklayer, i heard from the old timers during the depression if there was a job going on at all laying brick all the masons from around would gather at the jobsite and get in line. They would start laying brick from the end and whoever got to the middle first got to stay for the next course. The other guy went to the back of the line. I wish i could remember what they said it paid but i canít.

Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: Gary Benson] #6967904
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Straightened many a nail in my youth. I was probably 5 or 6 before I knew you could buy new nails. My father grew up in East Central Kansas and had great stories about ration coupons and other wartime memories. His family also farmed with horses.

Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: Gary Benson] #6967908
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My Mom also talked about getting oranges for Christmas and what a treat she considered it.

Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: Gary Benson] #6967923
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Talking about being frugal when I was little I would go to grandma and grandpas for a week in the summer. One day I peeked in the pot that was cooking on the stove, it was full of chicken feet. the next night we had chicken and noodles, boy it was good. It took quite a few years before I realized I had chicken feet and noodles. laugh Grandpa ran a small country store in southern Iowa when mom was growing up. She said he would pay a nickel a rabbit, they would go in a wooden barrel on the porch of the store. A layer of rabbits then a layer of salt . When the barrel was full he would put a lid on it and ship it to Chicago. Think about doing that now days.

Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: Gary Benson] #6967931
08/18/20 06:17 PM
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Most old farms around my area have fairly large stashes of rabbit box traps. Most of the old farmers ran box traps and sold the cottontails to the local buyer. I know a few people who ran hundreds of box traps for cottontails.

Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: SNIPERB🦝] #6967948
08/18/20 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by SNIPERB🦝
Most people can't comprehend times before they were born. It's just a mildly interesting movie to them.i don't anyone my generation or after could even fathom saving and straightening nails.


Oddly enough, I was born in '81 and grew up straightening nails. My grandfather didn't even live through the depression, but he still saved nails LOL

Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: Gary Benson] #6967955
08/18/20 06:37 PM
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One thing I'll always remember my grandpa telling me about the depression is that they had a good well and a milk cow and they lived better than some because of those two things. What he thought was a blessing would be a curse to most these days.

Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: Gary Benson] #6967964
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My dad was born in 1901 and mom in 1908. Dad was 28 when they married, and both lived till in the nintys. First kid, my sister was born in 32, and they never forgot the dirty thirtys. You always shut off the light when you left the room and water was a precious thing. You used and reused everything. I was the last of five, and had to wear flour sack shirts that mom sewed until about the fifth grade. We ate squirrel a lot, and rabbits and bullfrogs in the summer. We butchered every fall, and mom raised lots of chickens, both for eggs and the meat. Big garden, and all we all did was work! I remember one vacation in all those years growing up, untill Dad sold the farm and we moved closer to town. Wouldn't have wanted a life any different growing up, nothing but good memories!

I forgot to add, beside the chickens that mom kept for a cash crop, dad always milked a half dozen or so holsteins and one old obstinate Jersey cow. They run a route and picked up milk in cream cans, and that was the biggest share of their spending money. They had 67 years together, and all five kids are still going strong. In 2022, my oldest sis will be 90!


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Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: Gary Benson] #6967968
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My father had a bolt box also and a scrap lumber pile. When I got older I thought those 2 things were a terrible waste of time.

Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: Gary Benson] #6967985
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Dad was born in 1909 he talked about working WPA in Poplar Bluff Mo, building cabins for some lake project. Also about getting a coupon book for tires and such and trading with others.
He always said there was always work for those that wanted to work HARD.
Wish I had listened more to the stories when I was a young man.


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Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: Kansas Cat] #6968010
08/18/20 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Kansas Cat
My father had a bolt box also and a scrap lumber pile. When I got older I thought those 2 things were a terrible waste of time.



Hey now! We have a dozen bolt containers and a scrap lumber pile!

Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: Gary Benson] #6968014
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LOL. I said I thought they were a terrible waste of time, back then. Not so sure now.

Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: teepee2] #6968020
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My Dad was born in 1926, somewhere in the middle of a pack of 11 kids on a pee poor
hillside farm in Wisconsin. He only finished 6th grade and went to working on the farm,
and on his birthday on March 18th, 1944 got an all expense paid ticket to Fort Hood Texas and then an
interesting tour of Europe. When he was done killing Germans he came back to Wisconsin and became
a master carpenter and ran his own business. Stopped to see him yesterday afternoon and he had just
finished digging out a stump and hauling it down to his lower pond. Asked me if I could come by in the winter
when there was ice and help get it out to sink for a fish crib.
My old man is tough.

Zim

Re: Folks think times are tough today...... [Re: Gary Benson] #6968023
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Saving nails and old lumber I thought I was the only one did that stuff. .

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