Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Dinner, 1936

This picture shows a group of children at Christmas Dinner in 1936. The children are eating cabbage and turnips. This photograph truly makes me realize how fortunate I am, and how lucky we are today to have plenty to eat, and a warm and safe place to live.

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  1. very Humble Photo,
    I see the little ones, have food, meager as it was, shoes and a cat, which more than likely earned his right to be a paart of the family, catching rodents. When we want so much more, we will have so much Less.
    nanny

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  2. They look pretty healthy.
    Certainly not living in luxury, but they seem to have what they need. They probably get more attention from their parents than today's kids, also.

    By the way, Merry Christmas.

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  3. Yesterday they had two cats:)

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  4. Ohhhh...this just breaks your heart...
    Merry Christmas to you...hughugs

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  5. Shoes haven't changed much over time; this must be in the South.

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  6. Those kids likely did not feel that they were poor. We didn't have much at that age, and never knew the difference.

    Today some [or all] of them are possibly still around.

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  7. Though their clothing is a bit shabby and the house looks worse for wear, all these children have soft, plump faces, evidencing they are getting enough to eat. It really makes me want to hug my daughter tightly tonight and be so thankful we can provide for her!

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  8. You know..I can hear the Home Sweet Home right now....nice picture...

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