A scene from a Christmas-y mantle on a January day at Burritt's on the Mountain, Huntsville, Alabama.
They lived so simply then, what's to make us think we've got it rough now?
Even with a "recession" we're living so much better and we should remember that and be slow to complain. They were some of the happiest people, just glad for the freedom to be what they wanted or could be, and happy to have the potential to be more in this great land. The simple ones were those who made it possible for us to live as we do; they paid with blood, sweat, tears and a lot of times: their lives.