Tuesday, April 12, 2011

a return to the 1930's

In Paducah, Kentucky there are more homeless families than there are shelter spaces, and some of the families (as well as individuals not in families) are being referred to "Tent City," an unimproved campground area in nearby woods.

It's time to make Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath required reading again.

4 comments:

Marilyn said...

How can one of richest nations in the world have so many homeless??
Marilyn

sandy said...

It is sad, isn't it? Lots of folks are only a couple missed payments away from it right now.

In the 30's, my dad and his brothers who lived in the town in Oklahoma made famous by the Grapes of Wrath, would have been homeless if not for the CCC. They went to a camp in Colorado until they were old enough to enlist. Too bad there isn't something like that now.

Maggie May said...

The photo seems to have disappeared. Might be my end.
It is really sad about the homeless. Can only imagine how awful that must be.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Maggie May said...

Ah..... it was a video that has just appeared! Sorry about that.
Maggie X

Nuts in May