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Question: "Do you throw anything away today?"
     "No. I should. I should throw more things away, but [laughs] no, I don't. When we moved to town eight years ago, three years ago, we did throw a lot of stuff away. We couldn't handle it in this house that we live in, now. We couldn't find a place. But otherwise, I'm conservative. I keep things because I might need it tomorrow."
     Question: "Is that a legacy of the Depression?"
     "I think it stuck. I think it caught on."

Herman Goertzen on Saving Everything

   

Other Excerpts from Herman Goertzen's Interview:

Tractor Tires
Agricultural Innovations
Flour Sack Clothing
Town Picnics
Fishing
Dust Bowls