Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Last two dollars

There were many challenges during the depression of the 30's and 40's.

Money being one of them

During this depression I realized how hard it was for my parents to get by raising 10 children.

With few assets, not many people wanted to loan you any money.

You had to be creative and find ways to get by with out it.

Unfortunately during one the most difficult times of the depression ,dads only milk cow died, and left us in a fix.

It was needful to have milk for the family, it was one of our main staples for survival. 

Dad  needed to do something right away.

Wasn't going to be an easy task, but he had faith God would provide ,  someway or other.

All he had to his name was a couple dollars toward solving the problem.

Pondering the matter .

Dad contacted his good friend Oscar Deaton, who worked at the stock market in London, Ky.

 Asking Oscar to be on the look out for a good Jersey cow, that was giving milk, and at a price of  around a couple-dollars.

The next day Oscar pulled up with a Jersey cow  fitting the  two dollar bill request

How amazing it was; that such a feet could  happen, everything had to line up.

 Some things that  happen in life are hard to explain,  seems like when you do your best;  God will always do His best.

Maybe Oscar chipped in a little  to helped out also, we may never know.

  In the case of  our family needing a milk cow,  I know it must have been God  who worked it out  .

During all the hard times we went through ,  " And most of it with out money", I can never remember us going hungry.

But a few times it did get pretty close.

 There were times when all we had  for supper was a bowl of cornbread and milk .

Getting by with "out money", isn't easy, but it can be done with help from above.

Until Next Time.   God Bless.

My Meditations by,   Coleman



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