Sunday, November 18, 2012

PBS SPECIAL--THE DUST BOWL OF THE 1930s



Farmer and Children in Oklahoma During the Dust Bowl
 I didn't plan on posting any more until next year, but I just had to comment on Ken Burns' documentary about the Dust Bowl. I saw most of the first segment last night on PBS, and in my area the second part will show tonight. Words cannot describe... It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.

For the vast, vast majority of us including me, we live a very easy life compared to those who came before us. It is good for me to be reminded of that fact and to be thankful for what God has given to me.

If you have the time, try to tune in and learn about this important time in the history of America. You won't regret it or ever forget it...

6 comments:

Gale, Ky quilter said...

I saw the dust bowl documentary on PBS last night, too, and it broke my heart. Those poor people. I have a lung disease & have horrible breathing problems & I could feel their pain in not being able to breathe. So sad. Hope you enjoy your Holidays.

Kateman said...

I also saw the documentary. It was fascinating and I can't believe how the human spirit can persevere. So interesting and what a testament to our ancestors.

GO STARS! said...

My husband and I accidentally found it - and wow! what a story. I cannot imagine living thru years of dirt and dust. What a strong people to be able to endure and stay. The program is well done - the interviews with those who were children made it even more real.
Have a great rest of the year! Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

barbara woods said...

we watched that and it was heart breaking

Kathy said...

We watched it, too. Actually it's very similar to a program that comes along on the History Channel, "Black Sunday." After seeing that documentary, my husband and I read "The Worst Hard Time" by Timothy Egan. And then -- in 2009 we toured that region on our way to Mississippi. Certainly it's sad but also such an interesting phenomenon in our history.

Sandra Henderson said...

YEs, I watched it and thought it was VERY informative. I LOVE oral histories and first hand accounts. What a treasure this is. He did an incredible thing on the National Parks, he is so talented. While it is sad to watch, this is part of HISTORY. Like the one on the civil war... it's history. amazing!