My parents grew up in the Great Depression. I saw old clothes turned into quilts or rags if they were not good enough to hand down to someone in the family. We wore hand me downs from family and neighbors. We ate leftovers until they were gone. Soup was made from leftovers. All desserts were home made, and we often made extra to share with neighbors. Jars were saved to hold extra nails, screws, etc. in the garage. Buttons were saved for when you needed them. You only bought buttons when the button box didn’t have enough of one design to work. Beer and soft drinks were only for when we “had company.” We had fruit trees and nut trees planted by my dad and a big garden that we all helped with. Mom canned and froze fruit and vegetables.
Here are 50 tips from another person’s Depression era parents. They are very familiar to me.
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