My great grandfather was devastated about losing his job. Especially because he had a 3-year-old son and his wife was pregnant. The only thing he could think to do was to find a way to steal without getting caught. Because of the Great Depression, many people resorted to stealing to provide for their families.
Hey guys! My name is Hailey! Thanks for watching this video on my Youtube channel! It means a lot! Today, I'm going to talk about a story my great grandfather always used to tell me when I was a kid about his life during the Great Depression. This story has always shaped the way I choose to live my life and I wanted to share his story to maybe help some other kids out there who are going through a rough time.
During the Great Depression, my great grandfather had just gotten married. He and his wife just had their first child, a bouncing baby boy! At this time, the war had greatly changed the society.
New York 1920
Because of the Great Depression, my great grandfather lost his job in 1923 working at the factories. Now, he was stuck without a job and no way to feed his growing family.
New York 1923
My great grandfather was a really honorable man so this hurt him to steal. Because of this, he turned himself in.
He ended up going to jail for about a year. My grandfather always told me that this was one of the worst things he had ever done in his life, besides letting his family down.
After my great grandfather got out of jail, he was able to find a job and provide for his family in the way he always wanted to.