Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It was sad

Yesterday was the first day of school in my county and it was sad. It was sad because the little kids who walked by my house every morning for the past couple of years on their way to the school bus stop are gone. Due to whatever reason so many houses in my neighborhood are sitting empty. Those kids from previous years are all somewhere else today. I wonder how they are, where they are and what happened that they had to leave the home they grew up in as little tots.

This is one aspect of the mortgage foreclosure, job loss, business loss part of this recession that I hadn’t seen yet. There were no kids at the bus stop yesterday morning and for so many reasons, it was sad.

6 Comments:

Blogger Fixer said...

Indeed. There are a lot of people suffering in this country and the politicians play around like they have all the time in the world. I fear it will get worse before it gets better.

August 25, 2009 2:32 AM  
Anonymous Via said...

Well, it is going to get a damn sight worse. Hucka Hucka Burning Bullshit is now spreading the Electro Magnetic Pulse fear meme.

Jeebus H. Christ. I'm moving to Sweden.

I wish.

August 25, 2009 4:24 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Like Fixer said I am afraid it will get much worse before it gets any better. If, in fact, we have a jobless recovery and don't slip back into recession or depression as many are predicting unemployment benefits will run out for many of the 10 million or so now drawing them.
You grew up dirt poor as did many of us and know what pressures it will put on children. Poor nutrition will make learning harder if not impossible and all the other things that will challenge the kids to have a normal childhood. It is sad.

August 25, 2009 6:12 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

it is sad and i worry.

August 25, 2009 7:35 AM  
Blogger Utah Savage said...

The worst part of this economy is how it affects kids.

August 25, 2009 10:58 AM  
Blogger two crows said...

when the news shows and the pundits go on about the economy, they seem not to notice the kids.
that's the saddest part about this whole thing: the throw-away kids -- or so the news would have us believe.

August 25, 2009 12:21 PM  

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