A Depression-Era Doll

A tribute to a mom who appreciated hard work, a starched shirt, and a steady rhythm to her days.

by Sandi • More.com Member { View Profile }
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As the Depression generation moves out of our lives, we will lose those guiding principals. We will no longer have those watchdogs to remind us that we don't need 20 pairs of sneakers and that starving children somewhere would welcome what we are leaving on our plates. The arms that cranked the wringers on the washing machine are still.

I hope that enough of their spirit is left in our hearts to keep us safe, help us through our own dark days, and give us a little starch in our spines when we need it most!

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