Of Mice And Men: The Great Depression - The Uncommon Struggle Of All Men



"I've been doin' some hard travelin', I thought you'd knowd. I've
been doin' some hard ramblin', way down the road. . .I've been layin' in a
hard rock jail. . .I've been laid out ninety days, way down the road. The
darned old judge, he said to me, it's ninety days for vagrancy, and I've
been doin' some hard travelin', Lord."

This was the tune or the song of almost everyone during the Great
American Depression. People faced struggles everywhere they turned.
Webster's Intermediate Dictionary defines struggle as: "to make great
efforts or attempts; strive; labor". The Depression brought on many fears
and no comprehension. With the Depression came hunger, joblessness and
many ...

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not cope with the dust bowl or the Depression
very well. The younger generation had to change its way of thinking. They
also had just changed the styles of everything in the 1920's (Roaring
20's!).

The styles had changed a lot from the 1920's. The younger
generation had to go out and find jobs...jobs such as carrying ice,
newspapers, milk, working at a grocery store, or even delivering clothes to
needy children. People did everything they could to make money. People
worked together to get the job done. My grandfather hauled ice, made ice
cream and other things, all the while putting himself and his sisters
through high school and even college. Times were so bad that they lost
their chicken farm in Edmond because they couldn't pay $50.00 in land taxes,
and the chicken farm was the sole source of income for the family, other
than their odd jobs.

Franklin D. Roosevelt said "Hunger is not debatable". Roosevelt
had an idea which he called "The New Deal". It set ...

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