We have done this before and we can do it again!

Story shared by Carol T of Encinitas

My great grandparents came by rail in the 1880’s and my grandmother was born here on 12/24/1889.

I am remined every day that this is not really anything new. 

My parents and grandparents lived here and went through the Spanish Flu, the Great Depression, and both the first and second world wars.  They survived rationing of sugar and butter and bacon and gasoline.  My parents both spent the war time helping to make planes at Convair for the war effort.  My Mother was a “Rosie the Riveter”. 

I have seen many recessions as an entrepreneur and small business owner.  Somehow we always make it through!

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