Inspired by Joe K's WWII post and Jean Raber's lament about the Baby Boom generation: "Im on the verge of saying what I used to say to my parents: 'I didnt ask to be born.' Im sick and tired of apologizing for the sheer size of My GGGGeneration and what a freaking disappointment we are to our elders and what a burden we are to our youngers. Keep screwing with SS, Medicare, and health care, though, and youll be able to whittle our size down in no time."I wonder how those old enough to have had Depression-era parents (I did) see the current economic situation and what they learned, absorbed, or picked up from those who made their way through the GREAT Depression. There are some comparables [to the current smaller depression] here. Tell us your story.