Here is a list of and a description of the chapters:
When the banks closed, our hearts opened
As tough times enveloped the nation, folks began to see their neighbors in a new, more loving light.
Braving the dirty 30's
Dust Bowl survivors recall how they overcame the worst drought in American history.
Looking for work
With more than 10 million people out of work, many families had to start over, move on or find a new way to make a living.
Beans, bacon and gravy
Simple meals were standard fare in most households, but the love with which they were prepared made them unforgettable.
Make it last, wear it out
Recycling isn't a new idea. In the 1930's it became a way of life, helping many to get by.
Everyone treasures family photos, and none are more prized than these priceless snapshots from the Depression years.
How we got around
From the horse and buggy to the streetcar and trolley, "getting there" was half the fun--and usually an adventure.
Love and marriage
Whether couples met at school, through the mail or on a scavenger hunt, their stories prove that love really can conquer all.
How we had fun
Money may have been tight, but entertainment was never in short supply, from classic films to favorite radio shows to "homemade fun."
Christmases we remember
The best gifts are those that come from the heart. That's what makes these recollections of Depression holidays so special.
Here is an excerpt from Chapter One. It's a contemporaneous account written in the early Thirties. Sally Wall found it after her father died.
'I like the Depression'
Jeffrey J. Brown is an independent petroleum geologist in the Dallas, Texas area. His email address is westexas at aol.com.