Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Hard Times



 Hard times described life for many during President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Presidency  .

We could attest to that in southeastern Kentucky .

President Roosevelt was elected President in November 1932, to the first of four terms.

In 1936 he was re-elected by a top-heavy margin and served thru 1945.


Our battery operated radio, kept us informed of how   things were going with him in office  .

Best I remember back in 1945, Dad was a Democrat and Mother was  a Republican, "What a combination for a marriage," Probably wouldn't work today".

Naturally us kids were neutral on that one.

From the radio we could hear what was going on outside Kentucky, and how  that Roosevelt was trying to do  things to ease the hard times and deal with the war.

Reception of the  stations drifted in and out so much .

Seemed every time you got real interested in some thing it would fade away.

Dad would get so frustrated.

 Lowell Thomas was the first news reporter I can remember on radio to report the news.

 We heard from him about  Pearl Harbor being attacked . 

That was shocking news to everyone,  we were so concerned  of what may happen.

Fortunately  our Country responded in a positive way and things got better fairly quick.

As the war drew to a close, Roosevelt's health deteriorated, and on April 12, 1945, he died.

 Historians say;Franklin D. Roosevelt was one of the most beloved presidents in American history. The only U.S. president to be elected on four different occasions, leading the Country through both the Great Depression and World War II.

Thank God; by the late forty's with the war over,  things   started getting better,  and people could relax a bit, from all the stress of war,  and from the Depression, "what a blessing."

Until Next Time.  God Bless.

My Meditation by,      Coleman

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