Can the stories of Northfield’s seniors offer perspective on today’s economy?

Linda Seebach, the Representative Journalism Project’s copy and collaborating editor, told me about a story she read on PoynterOnline today that discussed how a Minneapolis television reporter collected stories from local senior citizens who had lived during the Great Depression.

We’re interested in gathering similar stories that Northfield’s senior citizens have to tell. Send a story, photographs, video or a tip to RepJNorthfield@gmail.com. Or begin the discussion here.

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Filed under Citizen Participation, Senior Citizens

3 responses to “Can the stories of Northfield’s seniors offer perspective on today’s economy?

  1. Erm, Bonnie . . . I don’t think many of your target audience read blogs.

  2. Haha, you’re probably right Linda! I was hoping the younger friends and family of Great Depression survivors might help connect me with some good storytellers.

  3. Let’s hope they consider themselves asked, then . . . though I have this uncomfortable feeling that the families of even good storytellers are likely to be just a teensy bit tired of hearing about how easy you young whippersnappers have it these days.

    (No, I don’t remember the Depression. I was born in 1939. But it colored every financial decision my parents made, and I certainly got tired of hearing about it.)

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