Growing up in Lynnwood and Edmonds during the Depression
Last updated 8/4/2017 at Noon
Editor’s note: Betty Lou Gaeng writes about local history for the Edmonds Beacon and is a member of the Edmonds Cemetery board.
Having been born in January 1927, over 90 years ago, I am definitely a child of the Great Depression. What follows are some of my own memories of that never-to-be-forgotten decade the 1930s.
I was 2 years old in 1929 when this country’s economy collapsed. Banks and businesses closed their doors. Once-wealthy men who were now left with nothing took what they must have thought was the easy way out they committed suicide.
Family breadwinners stoo...