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"Oh, he [FDR] was OK. Heaven's sake, we loved him to pieces because he got us out of what we were in, that deep depression. Yeah, he did that all right. He put people to work, and that's what it takes."

Mildred Opitz on FDR

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Other Excerpts from Mildred Opitz's Interview:

Poisoning Grasshoppers
Spilled Cream
1930s Balance Sheet
Another Depression?
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
Jazz
Dancing
Dating & Necking
Watermelon Time
Prohitition & Alcohol
Gypsies
The Dirty Thirties