I remember sitting plus listening to the stories to the stories that my Grandparents would tell us. They grew up in the 1930s plus 40s when times in the United States were difficult for everyone. This was the era of the Great Depression plus WWII, where things were legitimately uncertain plus they were not sure how they would survive. I could never imagine not being able to afford clothing plus food for my children as they had to worry about each afternoon. My Grandfather told myself and others that, at a single time, they even had to burn the dining room chairs to to have heat when they couldn’t afford oil for the furnace. They survived on what they could plus now, if you have them still with you, you Grandparents honestly don’t take things for granted. Because I was fortunate enough not to have lived through anything like that I find myself assuming that things like heat, air conditioning, plus even food on my table are just a normal way of life. I panic if my furnace won’t turn on or I have to endure a afternoon at the office without any air conditioning. These would have been considered luxuries back in the afternoon when my Grandparents were young plus they never would have even imagined that they were a normal way of life. They’re known as the greatest generation for a reason, they survived what everyone this month would not. They learned to adapt to the ever-decreasing economic plus environmental changes plus accepted the challenges without hesitation! For more than 2 of us all of us don’t even like to have the inconvenience of no cell service so perhaps all of us should take a lesson from the older generation.
October 19, 2020
October 19, 2020