We learned of the Great Depression and I had orange Pez from my rubber duckie dispenser, getting a sugar headache after two packs. Not quite two, a few fell on the floor. Distressing. Depression.
A classmate said there are Hoovervilles popping up around the country. We also watched a bit of Cinderella Man, but the boy sitting next to me was making his chair groan and drawing bizarre pictures of Abraham Lincoln, I couldn't concentrate.