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'30s Kids Were Awesome Problem Solvers

These depression-era kids didn't let their problems keep them down.

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Problem: Mom won't let me play with real kids because of the polio scare.

Solution: I brought in some cuter companions.
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Solution: I brought in some cuter companions.

Problem: No family car to tie the tree to.

Solution: Brought in my bros to assist.
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Solution: Brought in my bros to assist.

Problem: Can't picture where my dad is stationed.

Solution: Went out to find the bigger picture.
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Solution: Went out to find the bigger picture.

Problem: Can't achieve that Shirley Temple glow.

Solution: Used my dog to save face.
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Solution: Used my dog to save face.

Problem: Forced downstairs by air raid.

Solution: Brought out (and totally owned) Dominos.
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Solution: Brought out (and totally owned) Dominos.

Problem: Dad went off to sea.

Solution: Brought in a stand in.
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Solution: Brought in a stand in.

Problem: Air raid drills are scary.

Solution: Threw an epic dance party to cheer up.
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Solution: Threw an epic dance party to cheer up.

Problem: No money for gas.

Solution: Found some free horse power.
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Solution: Found some free horse power.

Problem: Food is rationed.

Solution: Grew only gigantic produce.
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Solution: Grew only gigantic produce.

Problem: Lost my ticket for "The Wizard of Oz."

Solution: Found some cheaper entertainment.
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Solution: Found some cheaper entertainment.

Problem: Candy's hard to come by.

Solution: Enjoyed it as much as possible when I could.
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Solution: Enjoyed it as much as possible when I could.

Problem: Talk of war and poverty is stressful.

Solution: Was someone else, somewhere else for a while.
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Solution: Was someone else, somewhere else for a while.

And if all the solutions failed, they could find a friend to lean on.

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