Grandfather mentioned the guns and things that he could have ordered and sent right to the house. He also said at that time he was making about 1.00 a day, so somewhere near 30.00 a month.
He told a depression era story when he and my grandmother were just newly married (15). Every Friday when he got paid They would buy a few groceries(they couldn't afford to buy meat) so think basic staples, pay their few bills, put a little gas in the truck he used for work and they would have .75 left over for a night out. They would go to Krystal burgers, a movie and share a popcorn. When they left he would pick up a box of .22 shells at the hardware store with what was left over.... That box of .22 shells provided meat for them all week. All for 75 cents.