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The wedding preparations were a ray of light during the dark days of the Great Depression. Most Americans spent their time trying to keep food on their tables and heat in their homes. The young bride-to-be had worked as a maid after high school graduation, earning enough money to help ...

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Take Heart: God Knows Where the Pieces Go

Jigsaw puzzles had their beginnings in 18th century Europe as pieces of wooden maps made by mapmakers of the time. But by 1900, American adults were big fans of the puzzle as a relaxing pastime, although the cost of about $5 per puzzle was steep at a time when the ...

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Honoring Our Parents Will be Rewarded

In the television drama The Waltons, grandparents Zeb and Esther lived with their son, daughter-in-law, and seven grandchildren as the family struggled in the grips of the Great Depression.  The family had little in the way of worldly goods, but they had a bond of love and support for one ...

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Do You Have a Right to Your Property?

The Constitution protects us against the government seizing our property … right? Yes and no. We are indeed protected from such actions. History has proven, however, that the government may “take control of both commercial and private interests” if it is “deemed necessary.” It is the responsibility of the president ...

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