Great Depression

Ralph Waite: Patriarch of ‘The Waltons’

Posted on 02/14/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyIn the early 1970s, Ralph Waite, who passed away on Feb. 13 at age 85 in Palm Desert, Calif., already had a solid acting career on Broadway when he was offered a role in a new series. It was to play the father in a rural family who made it through the travails of the Great Depression by sticking to their simple, homespun virtues. It didn’t sound that appealing to Waite, who was accustomed to more challenging, edgy stage roles. …

In Banking, Americans Lean Local

Posted on 07/26/2013 by |In Other News . . . | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsI won’t tell you the name of my bank, but I will tell you this: it’s the oldest in the state; it didn’t use account numbers until the Federal Reserve forced it to; it has 25 branches, all within easy driving distance of one another; and every employee at the branch I use — from manager to teller — knows me by name. Not only that, the tellers all have baskets of lollipops and bags of dog biscuits at the …

The Takeaway: Just-Released 1940 Census Data Could Reveal Family Histories

Posted on 04/3/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayData from the 1940 U.S. census became available to the public online yesterday—and interest was so great it nearly crashed the National Archives website.

Spirit of `45 – Greatest Generation

Posted on 04/30/2011 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

Your LifeThe general session at the annual conference of the American Society on Aging (ASA), “Aging in America,” kicked off with a tribute to the men and women of the Greatest Generation. ASA received an award for their role in supporting the creation of the “Spirit of `45 Day,” a new effort to bring generations together to preserve the legacy of the Greatest Generation. Their example of courage, self-sacrifice, “can-do” attitude and commitment to community can help inspire a renewal of national unity in America at a time when …

Great Depression Cooking

Posted on 03/5/2009 by |General News | Comments

Home & FamilyI am in love with this woman. Clara, 93-year old cook and great grandmother, not only shows us how food was cooked during the Great Depression, but tells us stories from her childhood during that time. It’s a wonderful way to learn how to cook while listening to some intriguing tales. You can also check out her website here. Cook on, Clara!