- Feb 15, 2005
- Mid north west in the state of N.C
My father was the baby and my mother second to the last in her family. They were both around 10 by 1940, but with all their siblings, couldn't forget what the families went through. Then most of the boys of both families went off to war for our country.Same thing with both of my parents. My dad was born in 1919, so he was about 10 when the depression started. My mom was born in '27, so she was about 2. Both of them had great stories about how they and their families dealt with it. It showed in their examples to us growing up.
Watched a movie last night called "The good lie". Although it was fictional, it was based off the plight of the "lost boys of Sudan".
Watching the movie reminded me how it seems that immigrants who come to our county who have nothing, actually realize what it means to work to be paid, work hard, and try to better yourself. Say what you will about immigrants today, but from my own peresonal experience, they seem to work just as hard as most "hardworking Americans" I know.
There is work out there, you just have to want to do it and show up on time, put your time in giving 100% and taking advantage of any breaks you get.