Question: "Do you think there could be another Depression?"
     "I don't know. I hope to God not. But, I know the generation now wouldn't know what to do with it. They wouldn't know how to do, they wouldn't know how to go out and milk cows or kill pigs. You know, we even did our own butchering. Butchered our cattle and our beef, and I mean, our pork. Just like chickens – we dressed chickens. I remember one time we dressed 25 chickens at my house."

Mildred Opitz on the Possibility of Another Depression

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Other Excerpts from Mildred Opitz's Interview:

Poisoning Grasshoppers
Spilled Cream
1930s Balance Sheet
The Worst Dust Storm
Giving Birth at Home
Keeping a Garden
Kids Growing Up Today
Flour Sacks for Clothes
Erecting Poles for the REA
Getting Lights and a Fridge
Indoor Plumbing
Simple Pleasures
Dating & Necking
Watermelon Time
Prohitition & Alcohol
The Dirty Thirties