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Saturday, May 5, 2012

When You Think

Life has you down take a close look at this picture.


Taken February 1939. White migrate worker ironing in tent camp in Harlingen, Texas. Photo by Russell Lee for the FSA.

Stephen

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  1. Looks like a white migrant workers young daughter - bless her. Was watching Piers Morgan on CNN last night, and he was interviewing George Bush re: W100 organization - talk about when life has you down. W100 is all about veterans who are back home and are cycling off road - even with all their injury limitations - can you imagine cycling with only ONE leg - well, one guy does. Hats off to him.

    We are generally a spoilt people today - but we have SO much to be grateful for :)

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    1. That is correct, Dani, she is a child but also a 'white migrant worker. The description is the photographers, not mine. Yes indeed, we all have much for which to thank the Good Lord.

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  2. Pictures like that have been banned by the Affirmative Action Liberal Progressive Press. Didn't you know only Non-Whites have ever suffered throughout history or been poor and that was due to White exploitation and Slavery.

    Maybe she is 1/32nd Indian and will eventually get into Harvard. She simply cannot be a White girl we Whites have had it easy since time began. Didn't you get the memo?

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    1. No, neither did my Irish slave ancestors. Slaves to the then British overlords, now know as Great Britain. My mother, bless her dear departed heart, was half-Creek. She suffered much at the hands of ignorant white Southern trash too. The liberal press can kiss my Lilly white Irish/American Indian ass...

      Thanks, my friend for the brilliant and kind comment.

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  3. Thanks, I need this today. I was having my own little "pity party". Thanks for reminding me how incredibly blessed I am.

    Red

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    1. I did too, my lovely friend. When I found the picture on Shorpy it truly touched my heart. I always think how blessed my Little Bit is to have loving care and a private education and Grandparents that would die for her. My aches and pains, after looking carefully at that poor barefooted child just didn't seem important. Thank you...

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  4. We better get used to it, this could be us in 2014 after TEOTWAWKI.

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    1. So true, my good friend, so true. Thank you, Bubba. Oh, just received your email....thanks.

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  5. I have to agree with Duke. This could be the way.

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  6. I like images like this. My oldest daughter checked out a library book of those suffering through the Great Depression. The images of the children are haunting.

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    1. Yes, they are, haunting...and depressing, and sad. Makes me want to hug them. Thanks, Sweet Lady.

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  7. I have pictures like this of my family from the 1950's. We survived then, and I will survive the coming depression!

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    1. I'd bet on it. Many of us will, with the Good Lord's grace. Thanks, my friend.

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  8. Amen to that Stephen, I've used that trick for years when I start to have a "pity party".

    HankH

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    1. I've had a many a chance in the last year to pity myself...then I think, 'there but for the grace of God go I.' Thanks, my good friend.

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  9. I have that ironing board! Love it and many memories of my great-grandmother, my granny and my momma ironing while I played underneath. I do use a modern iron, many scars from the old one. But. . I Do Not Do Sheets!

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    1. Good for you, pretty girl. Thanks.

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