Tag Archives: Great Depression

Old Folks Say Life Doesn’t Get Easier

  When I hear the elders talk about the past the picture above is what I envision. When I think about those who lived through the Great Depression, World II, Korean War, Poverty of 1960’s, The Civil Rights Movements, Vietnam … Continue reading

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#BookTour “The Black Cabinet” by Jill Watts

I haven’t read anything about this group outside of college history classes. This is a great book to read to understand how the Civil Right Movement was formed. The author highlights a very important part of the history of the … Continue reading

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Migrant Mother’s Image Inspired John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath”

Sometime an image can be so powerful, so moving it inspire an author to write a back story. That’s what the famous image taken by photographer Lange (Dorothea Lange) of Migrant Mother named Florence Owens Thompson did for John Steinbeck. … Continue reading

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Everything Smells Just Like Poke Salad by Linda Swain Bethea

First of all, it’s the title that caught my attention and also the man leaping over a fireplace. I’m curious as to what is a “Poke Salad”? If I’m correct a poke is a fish. Is it something akin to … Continue reading

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