Christmas Magic During The Great Depression

by Beverly Roberts Jostad Christmas 1940 makes me misty-eyed every time I think about it. I was a high school student and The Great Depression was in full swing. In the hard times of the era, people depended on one another. We collected food, clothing, bedding and household items and gave them to the needy. We saved the toys we collected for Christmas. The home economics classes made new dresses for the dolls, while the shop classes turned lumber into trucks, games and other toys. That Christmas we students found ourselves wrapping toys and loading packages for delivery. As we […]