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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Connecting to 1837

I was made privy to a handwritten letter from 1923 today written by a nondescript German woman. It was standard family update stuff not too dissimilar from what we received in Christmas cards in the 80s, 90s and now the 00s. In it she spoke of her 86-year-old father suffering from a hernia. Running the numbers that made him a baby back in 1837. He somehow made it to the ripe old age of 86 (and counting) without the benefit of income tax, Medicare, Social Security, public education, gun control laws, steering wheel club, Homeland Security and the FDA.

The woman wrote about the Germany economy being in the tank, (In 1914, it took 4 marks to purchase an American dollar. In November 1923, it took 4,200,000,000 marks for a dollar) and that the "white collar" workers and "laborers" may die by the millions. It was the farmers that had it made she intimated. She had a son supplying her with food to keep her going. Don't know if the food was genetically modified or not.

Note: The currency conversion reference may be found at
this link.


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