As a child,
the signs were still evident,
my maternal grandparents
had enough can food stored
under stairs of their basement
to last at least six months,
and in some ways,
my paternal grandpa
never quite recovered,
he was still too traumatized
from loosing his mother
as a child
in that other pandemic
The last year’s have been difficult
for us all, and forgive me,
I now fear things
just do not add up.
It’s not only the cost of eggs.
What about all the “free” shots,
and a revived European war?
Neither side of the aisle
will spill the beans because
no one wants to be left
holding the bag.
As I see my own capacity
to pay the bills dissipate
each month and watch
the geopolitical theatrics
on display, it’s not the great
but the potential of the greatest
that gives me pause.
18 thoughts on “The Great Depression”
“…from losing his…”
And I so hear you, because both sets of my grandparents suffered through the Great Depression too. I hope we don’t have to go through it! We have 2 years of food stored.
You are well prepared. Most of us, I dare say, are not.
Well, we lived off grid for 17 months at start of COVID, so there’s that. All the BS we were listening to at the time had us worked up to prepare. Go figure, now the inflation is causing us to finally use some of it.
Apprehension and fear beautifully portrayed. Capturing the feelings perfectly.
Thank you, my friend.
Thanks for sharing this idea. I lost my parents and my sister. Happy Valentine’s Day
I’m sorry for your losses. Take care.
The World has gone bonkers. When will we ever learn?
Tell me bronlima… exactly when was the World not bonkers…? For I have the thought, that every generation echoes your refrain…!
That echo feels true, … Beware if echoes.
I certainly agree with you that the bonkerization of the world is not new. Thing is we never learn and only when we do, can we can debonkerise everything.
The scary times are well captured in this piece. And no I’m not ready psychologically or financially for any of it. I remember well how frugal my mom was – a result of being through the Depression and a single parent.
Take care Kathy, take care
Hopefully nothing I have said will happen. If it does, hopefully, neighbors will take care of neighbors. 🙏
Yes, everything is increasing in cost by a lot!
Eggs are the new lobster.
…. And we’re relatively cushioned. Imagine what is beginning to happen in the rest of the world.