Louisiana woman recalls whittling as a pastime and useful skill from the depression era.
Iowan remembers the sad times of the depression era, and the doll bed that her mother made her with only a coping saw, knife, and hammer.
Kansan woman recalls her grandma using her apron as an all-purpose pot-lifter, apple carrier, chick rescuer, signal, and shawl during the depression era
Massachusetts woman recalls her father trying to locate underground water with both a water drilling rig and by dowsing to no avail during the depression era
Oregon woman recalls using galvanized tub for washing clothes, dishes, and family members during the depression era.
Iowan recalls the resourcefulness shown by his father and mother in surviving the depression era.
An Iowan talks about the ways in which the wood cookstove was used on her family farm
Nebraskan remembers her childhood on her family farm: her grandparents' old homestead
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