Monday, March 02, 2009


I took Eli 7.7 last summer to see the movie Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.

It was a terrific movie, one of the very best we've seen together, and for a kid's movie, it dealt fairly frankly with life in the Depression.

One of the marks of shame (according to the movie) was becoming an "egg seller." People started building chicken coops and kept chickens so that they could sell their eggs. At one point in the movie, Kit is teased by boys at her school because her family started selling eggs.

If you want to know how much the world has changed in 75 years, I saw a headline this weekend that explains it quite well: More US Women Selling Eggs During Recession.

Those aren't chicken eggs, in case you were wondering.

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