The suffering of others 

Suffering.jpgThere is a great exhibition of photography from the Great Depression now showing at the Nelson Atkins here in Kanas City.

Note the body abandoned on the steps of this church.

Anyone who lived through the depression was emotionally shaped by the economic hardships most families faced. My mother told me she remembered eating cooked rotting potatoes and being left alone at a young age while her mother worked. In her old age she was something of a food hoarder.



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