Share this on:
 E-mail
73,448
VIEWS
52
COMMENTS
 
SHARES
About this iReport
  • Approved for CNN

  • Click to view pamvhv's profile
    Posted October 9, 2008 by
    pamvhv
    Location
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    The Great Depression

    More from pamvhv

    Chicken Stealing in the Depression

     

     

    My great grandfather lived quite a long time after the depression and as children we used to sit under his feet and listen to the stories he would share.

     

     

    My grandfather was Glen Surber and he worked in the coal mines of West Virgina, while he left the kids and my Great Grandmother Edna at home in Saltville VA.

     

     

    He was laid off for quite a while, the family of course got hungry so my poppy went and hid in a tree behind a chicken farmers house until after nightfall. As he was climbing down from his tree, to steal a chicken to feed the family he saw another man in the yard. Both men took off running and then they realized they each thought the other was the farmer but they were both there to steal a chicken. Needless to say that was another night of water bread.

     

     

    When the work programs started, poppy worked building the Hungry Mother State Park in Marion Va. Poppy always said the world turns and everything that has happened would happen again. I am sure if he were still with us today he would be warning us to start a garden and buy some chickens.

     

     

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.

    Comments

    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story