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Christmas I remember best: A Christmas in the middle of the Great Depression

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  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Dec. 23, 2013 6:40 a.m.

    !936, I think every thing was hand made and hand painted. Kids learned to read with the Bible. Loosing her Dad when there was no other help but your own two hands. The Question; What Can I Do? Started by the age of 8. They must of had some real creative and talented people. Time, for the better and worse changed everything.

  • Bob A. Bohey Marlborough, MA
    Dec. 23, 2013 8:05 a.m.

    1936: The world was on the verge of a terrible war, a war precipitated by bigotry and hate. The U.S. eventually stood against the threat but had to be dragged into the war to do so and in the midst of this foreign threat the U.S. had 2nd class citizens fight and die for this great nation. Not because they thought that they would be treated better but because they had hope, because of the Constitution, their children might. Some will look back to that era with warm thoughts of an America of hand made goods, peoples adherence to the bible and a life that seemed so wonderful. During this holiday season people should remember that, that America never existed for so many and still does not exist today. Some 77 years and 6 wars later whatever your belief system is please realize there is still much work to be done to eliminate the hate and bigotry that destroys so many lives.

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    Dec. 23, 2013 9:13 a.m.

    Thank you for sharing your memories of that Christmas. I was born in 1939 and times were still tough then. I remember some of those Christmas's with such fond memories also. Your mom was one tough lady for sure. That is the way I remember my parents. Merry Christmas to you.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Dec. 23, 2013 12:41 p.m.

    Re: "During this holiday season people should remember that, that America never existed for so many and still does not exist today."

    That's liberal newspeak for, "America is an irretrievably bad, racist, classist, speciesist, homophobic place, that deserves everything bad we can inflict or blame on her."

    Real people hope that, during this holiday season we look to one another. Come together and share. Look past what we don't have, and be grateful to God and each other for what we DO have -- the greatest, most caring, most free, most beautiful Nation that has ever existed. And make new best-Christmas memories for generations to come.

    I know, I know, we'll have to ignore the constant bleating of liberal naysayers to do so. But hey, it's only one day a year. They'll get by, wallowing in their deranged, self-imposed misery without us.

    Merry Christmas!

  • Bob A. Bohey Marlborough, MA
    Dec. 23, 2013 1:38 p.m.

    @procuradorfiscal: That people have been treated horribly in this country because they were/are in the minority is not liberal newspeak as you call it. It is a historical fact. That you choose not to acknowledge this fact is a great example of why there is still much work to do. Thank you for volunteering it and a happy holiday season to you and yours.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Dec. 23, 2013 2:54 p.m.

    Re: "That people have been treated horribly in this country because they were/are in the minority is not liberal newspeak . . . ."

    Whenever a liberal suggests he's not engaging in liberal newspeak, you can rest assured he engaging in liberal newspeak.

    Merry Christmas to you anyway!

  • Bob A. Bohey Marlborough, MA
    Dec. 23, 2013 3:27 p.m.

    @procuradorfiscal: It is your choice. You will eventually be held accountable.