Imagine for a moment, waking up one day to find
yourself on a
dirty floor, a pile of rags, or maybe even the street.
You look down at
yourself to find you're wearing the same clothes you
except they are completely filthy and have lots of
holes in places like the knees and elbows. You have
no access to a
mirror to show you what you look like so you go to
touch you hair with
your hand and find it to be a pile of grease and dirt
hasn't been washed in days, maybe even weeks.
You get up and start to head for work, or school,
only to realize you
have no place to go. The pain of hunger eats away at
you, but you just
ignore it knowing that there is nothing for you to eat
and you have no
money to buy any food. You have no job, no money, no
family, no hope.
Welcome to the Depression.
The 1920's was a time of great prosperity in the
lives of most
Americans and our natural human ignorance made us
think it would stay that...