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Seasonal Farming Tasks in the Great Depression

Letty Owings, who turns 90 today, explains a few of the farming tasks that were seasonal, during the Great Depression.

In the spring of each year, the community farmers watched the sky and talked with each other about when to prepare the fields for planting. 1,043 more words

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The Importance of the Barn in Great Depression Farming

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Letty, 89, addresses some of the structures on a farm that were important during the Great Depression.

Today when we think of  structures on a property, we tend to think of houses that people live in. 867 more words

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A Duck Tale

A Duck Tale

by Letty Owings*

A park with a few scrub trees and a trickling brook was located across the street from one of the clap-trap rentals we called home during our days in Atlanta. 536 more words

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The Fall Pie Supper Custom

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cross posted at Firedoglake

Letty Owings, age 89, recalls the annual fall pie supper auction in a small Missouri farming community during the Great Depression. 728 more words

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Letty Owings, Age 89, Recalls More New Orleans History

Letty Owings, age 89 and the author of this post, recalls history, customs and experiences in New Orleans in 1958-1959.

New Orleans Mardi Gras

No chapter on New Orleans would be complete without something about the Mardi Gras experience. 902 more words

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Public Schools in New Orleans 1958-1959

Old Kenner High School via Wikimedia Commons

Letty Owings, age 89 and the author of this post, recalls moving to New Orleans and teaching in a public elementary school in 1958. 1,254 more words

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Days on the Farm in 1934

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photo by Robb North on creative commons, flickr

This is a true story from the Great Depression, as told by Letty Owings, age 89. 847 more words