Growing up, I used to hear stories about how my grandparents worked hard to make a living and support their family. My grandfather was a product of the Post-Depression Era south, growing up farming and ranching to get enough money to feed his brothers and sisters. My grandmother met my grandfather when they were both in the U.S. Navy in WWII, stationed in Texas. After the war, they got married and lived on the ranch where my grandfather worked. My grandmother became very good at saving money and learning from the other wives. She worked hard to pass on her knowledge and skills learned during the hard times in her life to her children so that they would be able to survive no matter what would come their way. I was fortunate enough to be raised by my father who carried enough about my brother and I to pass on the knowledge of frugal living he learned from his parents. He always says that if we have nothing else in this world, we will always have family and a garden to can from….God willing.
When I saw this article, it made me think of my family and I thought I would share a little bit of my story with you. Do you have any stories like this from your family? Please share them with me in the comment section below. Click the picture or the link below to view the full article by The Survival Mom.