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Saving for a Rainy Day

My mother always said she was saving for a rainy day. I was puzzled by that as a child but one rainy day when she was old and confused, she asked me if she could afford something.

I answered her, “Sure, you’ve saved for a rainy day and today it’s raining.”

She began smiling and we got in the car and headed to a store so she could buy a pair of earrings she said she had been admiring.

My mother was a product of the Great Depression and she never forgot it.

Lessons from the Great Depression

Those of us who grew up during America’s prosperous days wondered why our parents were so careful with their money. Today, we preppers who fear greater disasters are coming our way could take a lesson from those people who lived through hard times.

The Great Depression occurred roughly in the 1930’s in the United States. There aren’t many alive who are able to personally remember those days but there are quite a few of us who heard about them.

Each time a recession hits we wonder if this is going to turn into another long time of hardship and as we move… Continue reading

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