Travel back to the Great Depression and World War II and find out why so many of our parents and grandparents saved everything, even items we throw away without thinking about it twice. From those days of trying to survive the most devastating time in American history, our ancestors came into the 20th and 21st centuries fearing tomorrow.
Their mantras were similar: “We might need this someday.” “I don’t trust banks anymore.” “This still has usefulness.” “I can turn this chicken into four dinners.” “Don’t throw that out. Just cut away the green part.” And so on.
Angela Busconi tells her story as she’s about to lose everything. But the truth is, like Angela, we sometimes find out what our real treasures are in the most unexpected ways.