“Extra, Extra, Read All About It.”

1930 Major News Stories including first year of the great depression, Prohibition Enforcement is Strengthened, Graf Zeppelin Airship Completes Flight From Germany to Brazil, Mahatma Gandhi begins 200 mile march to the salt beds of Jalalpur to protest British Rule, 1350 banks in the US fail, Smoot-Hawley Tariff bill …”

When the 2030s eventually arrive in eight short years, I will be on the verge of eighty and  most of my savings will be gone. We’ll be living strictly on Social Security and my pension without the luxury of global travel. Hopefully, most of my bucket list will be fulfilled by then and I’ll still be in good health. I will have lost loved-ones in the process as time marches on. It’s hard to think about – I’d rather live in the moment. 

As we were watching Episode Five of Peaky Blinders last night, the stock market had just crashed, in the same time frame as these numbered posts – ninety years ago. Times were as different as they are the same. The Market is on a downward trend again this morning, more family members have mild cases of  Covid, and angry protests continue against government intervention. Needless to say, I did not have a good day yesterday in the World of Sports and the weather is in the 40s – a Florida Freeze.