Yesterday we laid my uncle to rest he passed away 2 days before his 89th birthday. He was a wonderful man he served in the marines during WWII he was shot at Okinawa and received the purple heart, one among many medals he earned. He lived thru the depression and the stories he told of the depression and of the war, the things they had to do just to survive. How they made do with what they had and was grateful for every little thing they could get. There is a reason so many of them will not waste anything.
After the services I got to thinking about how we are losing our older generation and how we need to learn from the ones still here. We are approaching some very difficult times and the older ones that have the knowledge and have lived in hard time are not always going to be here to teach us how to do some of the things that will be helpful to us.
So if you know some one from that generation talk to them and learn all you can from them they have so much knowledge. They will not always be here to learn from.