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3: February 23, 1927 We have just moved into our new house in New York and I have a good paying job at Aircraft factory. It is me my wife and my son, one is 18 and the other is 20. I work five days a week for 16 hours and make 100. Our environment is safe and we have some benefits because are union is strong. We have money in the stocks that are doing well. We live in 3 bedroom house and one bathroom. My wife stays home take care of the house and my sons go to school. My sons do small job around our neighborhood.Every so often me and wife go see a movie and have dinner out. My life is at a good point right now.
4: December 15, 1929 We have lost a lot as this depression start. First we lose a lot of money in the stocks. Next we lose most of our money in our savings account. My Sons have lose their jobs and it makes it harder for us . I have a feeling that I am going lose my job. They have cut my wages extremely and I barely make enough money to keep the heat and the lights on. It is hard for my sons to find work. Also we might have to move out our house because we can’t afford the mortgage. I feel like this was my fault, I messed up my family life. I have to get my family out of this economic Depression.
6: February 3, 1930 My family is still struggling during this terrible depression we are still in. We are receiving no government help from President Hoover. Although this is the time were people need the most help, Hoover still believes in limited help from the government. Although he did create the Voluntary Action program were he tried to tell companies to keep wages at a fair rate, it was only voluntary so most of them chose not to do it; including my job. I basically work hard hours and get paid nothing and I am so tired of it. I am still barely making enough money to keep food on the table for my family. All of the money that I have been saving for my family is lost. i have nothing else to give for my family. Since there is no government help, we are barely making it through. I see everyday how my wife puts together scraps of food just so everyone in the house can eat. Most nights I got hungry so my two sons and wife can have seconds. I don’t know how much more of this I can take.
9: - June 21, 1931 My family has struggled to keep this house. Its the summer so we can skip bills sometimes. My son’s have went to build more roads and dams to bring in money for our family. My wife is sick so we have to pay doctors bills and medicine. We had to sacrifices the car so we can pay my wife’s medical bills. I go to work without breakfast a lot and have a big lunch. For dinner I usually have a little bit to eat and let my sons and wife eat. But on the good side I have been able to keep my job and make my little money. The election is coming up and I think it is a time for change. Hoover doesn’t want to help anybody out so I believe, I will be voting for FDR.