Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Children in Slums

Today's picture shows children playing in slums. Sadly, children are often the victim of conditions and decisions that they did not create or make. The picture was taken in 1935, so one wonders if some of these children might still be alive. It would be interesting to hear their stories.


  1. Yes, I'm still alive. I was born July 21 1935. We lived with my grandparents. We lived in their garage, I remember it had a dirt floor, but mama kept it clean. Daddy worked for the WPA for 50 cents a day. They were building a new a new school. I later started school there.
    Living in filth and trash does not mean your poor, it just means your lazy, and have no respect.

  2. Good for you CG-MA.....we grew up poor but my family was not lazy, they were good hardworking people and we were taught morals and respect and didn't depend on, or blame others.....quite different today......

  3. My parents were born in 1921 and 1923. Their families were very poor but hard working. Most of my parents' childhood was during the Great Depression.

    They didn't have much, but what they did have was neat and clean.

    GG-MA is correct. poverty does not create filth and trash, laziness and lack of respect do.

  4. GG-MA
    Good to hear from you!
    It would be nice to hear stories like yours before they are gone without being told.

    1. I have been writing stories of things we did as children. Also some of the stories my Daddy told us. I always loved to listen to him and his siblings talk about when they were young.

  5. My father died many years ago, but my dear mother died recently at 90. A link with the past is indeed gone.

    The elderly need to be valued for the treasure they are.


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