October 15 2012
One theme that keeps presenting its self in the book would be death. When researched I found that the government did not keep track of the amount of deaths during this ”Great Migration”. I would say this Is like today in the way that people die at a faster rate in time of needs (depression, war etc.) it seems as if the government now is doing what the government did then, ignore the amount of deaths. The number of Americans dying due to the great stress of not knowing if they are going to be able to feed their own families. I read a story on one of the pages that said two women had to help find food for their families. One women would walk on the paths of the wagons and pick up any vegetables left behind or that have fallen out, also she would gather fish from the fish market that the men would give her. The other women her husband had to go out and pick dandelions because their family hadn’t had any food for two days.
This photo has nothing to do with my theme but i thought this photo was very heart breaking. a child asking why his dad cant have a job, and not understanding that the jobs weren't there to have is just unbelievable the pain that child and his family must have gone through is beyond my understanding. considering the fact i have everything i could ever want or need, i have a house someplace to sleep clothes on my back and food i cant imagine living without any of those things. just so heart breaking