The thirties were known as the Depression days, and money was scarce. For that generation, thrift was the way of life when women patched clothes and darned socks. The food they ate was mostly what they had on the farm – eggs, milk and chicken.
This doesn’t describe life today. Now you will never see any one walking around with neatly patched jeans. It is the style to wear wornout-looking pants with holes on the knees, and today you won’t see mothers spending their time patiently darning the holes in their family’s socks! It is wiser to pick up new ones at the store.
And it is seldom you find food on the farm today! The majority of farms are barren of animals – chickens, cows and pigs. Now we have to get these food supplies from the grocery store! And thus time marches on.
By Doris Stensland