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From: "dmd" <>
Subject: Re: Won't You Tell Me About the Depression?
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 16:11:41 -0600

My great grandfather came from Belgium and worked in the mines, but college
educated all his children at a time when not many youngsters were given the
opportunity to finish high school. I feel unique in that my grandparents on
both sides were college educated. If you do not think that unique, consider
that I, myself, am retired. We are talking about an era approximately 100
years ago.

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From: carol <>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, February 21, 1999 3:37 PM
Subject: Re: Won't You Tell Me About the Depression?

>Frances M. Magrabi wrote:
>"Let me just conclude that my parents saw to it that all their children
>graduated from high school. They wanted us to go to college, also, and
>enormous sacrifices to give us the chance."
>I heard a review about on the radio about a new movie out that is a set in
>WV in the 50"s. According to the reviewer, this boy wants to be a rocket
>scientist and has to fight his father who wants him to work in the mines
>like him. This does not ring true with my experience with my blue collar
>family from WV. and KY. who encouraged us to study and stay out of the
>factories. This too was in the 50's in Ohio. I went to the University of
>Akron and my classmates were pretty much in the same boat.
>Does anyone out there want to add to this?

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