even if they ddnt live during the depression if they are the ww2 generation there parents did and they can still relay a whole trove of info:thumb:i talk to my neighbor who is 100. i have also talked to my grandparents who are ow passed. both were okies who moved through to cali and lived in the okie camp outside of bakersfield. so get to know the elderly. they only need to be 80 or older
You should look for a publisher. I know lots of people who would like to read that story, not just preppers but history buffs as well. I bet your dad would be thrilled to see his words in print:thumb:I just read one. My Dad just finished writing down His memories. It is six chapters of His life from 1917 till now. He lived in Western Kansas during the depression and the dust bowl.
One thing He said was that before and after school He trapped skunks and sold the hides for .50 each and all of the money went to the family. He was the oldest boy in the family and the first to learn English. Him and His Uncle hooked a magneto from a model A up to a windmill to run the lights in the house.You should look for a publisher. I know lots of people who would like to read that story, not just preppers but history buffs as well. I bet your dad would be thrilled to see his words in print:thumb:
same here my grandparents are still alive and 2 great grandparents (the third passed away few years back) my great grandmother and grandfather went through the great depression in the wiemar republic in germany ww2 and the years after ww2 when the riechmark was worthless and germany was completely destroyed my grandmother grew up in post war germany was pretty hard then as wellI dont need a book. 3 of 4 grandparents are still alive. spending time with them makes one realize how handy having a garden can be, or coming up with ways of reusing just about anything. they also manage thier money better than most.