Friday, February 27, 2009

Downturn Uplift

Who knew a depression could offer such uplift?

Good news for unemployed dads comes from some Pennsylvania men and women. A report in the Beaver County (Penna.) Times suggests that dads, many of whom were not working or just scraping by for their familes, were the beloved heroes of the Great Depression, at least according to the memories of 80- and 90-year-old men and women. Another lemons to lemonade take is the tale (as told by Wisconsin's Capital Times) of Joe Bauernhuber, who was downsized from creative director to creative chef and homemaker. After all, how often at work did his boss or employees look up to him like his 6-year-old daughter Tia and encourage, "Don't worry, Daddy, you're super-talented."

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