Great Depression and its Impact on Families By larissa Crowe

Dear Diary,

My family is trying to feed us but with the low income we are getting I don't know how much longer until we don't starve to death. My dad is trying his hardest to feel better, but until then, my mom is working to get money for us to have enough money to eat.

Dear Diary,

My sister had to delay her marriage today, because she didn't have enough money saved up to get married right now.

Dear Diary,

My sister had to split up with her fiance today.

Dear Diary,

My mom isn't sleeping that much, she is getting sick. My dad is feeling better, but he doesn't have a decent job anymore. We don't have that much stuff anymore. We sold a lot of are stuff to get money; so we could have food to eat. I wish everything was back to normal... but it can't.

Dear Diary,

I had to forget about trying to have a college degree, because my family needs the money to stay alive. We all had to stop going to the doctors, because we couldn't pay for them.

Dear Diary,

My older siblings and I had to work, because our parents couldn't work because they were sick all the time.

Dear Diary,

My whole family is sick now, because we don't have enough money to pay for the doctor's help.

Dear Diary,

My little brother got sent to the mental hospital, because he was going crazy at school today, and the teachers felt like it was unsafe for him to be there with the other students.

Dear Diary,

My little sister was getting sick all the time, because she didn't feel right without my little brother being home with us. I and my older siblings couldn't play her because we had to work to bring money home.

Dear Diary,

My little brother had to leave the mental hospital, because they couldn't help him without getting paid for helping him. So, my little sister was happy that he came home. But, she said he had changed. She said that he had got hurt while he was at the mental hospital.

Dear Diary,

We couldn't pay for our house, so we got kicked out. We started living the streets, and going to soup kitchens to get food, to stay alive. My dad died, because he was so sick. My mom is getting worse, she isn't able to move anymore. My little sister and little brother had to quit going to school to help mom. I just wish everything was the same before.

Dear Diary,

My family found out are Uncles and Aunts have a home still, and they are letting us move in with them if we help them pay for the bills.

Dear Diary,

My mom died today. We don't know how we are going to live without our parents.

Dear Diary,

A year has passed since my mom died and our Uncles and Aunts helped us a lot through it. Everyday I wake up thinking, oh that was an awful dream, but then I realize that it actually happened. My Aunt told my little brother and little sister they could go back to school, after our mom died. My Uncle tells us a lot of things about our mom when she was younger, and we would start laughing, and then start crying.

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