My name is Norman Doarman and im 23 years old from Austin, Texas. I left when the depression hit because I wanted my parents to have enough money to feed my brothers and sisters. I started by getting on the rails with the other middle aged men, looking to avoid burdening their families. My parents only make about 30 dollars a month. They need every last bit of it, to my feed my siblings.
In the city, we saw the worst of it. There were Hovvervilles just about everywhere you looked. Women and children stayed in their shacks while ther husbands went out to look for work. They never came back with any. As I walked by buisnesses and banks, I saw out of buisness signs on most of them, they trusted banks with their money and this is what they got in return.