The Dust Bowl - A.Moreno
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The Dust Storm covered people's home and cars, people also faced health issues.
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Letter

Dear Mom and Dad,

 

Mom and Dad life’s so hard right now, and this dust storm is taking a toll on me. I’ve been sick, these past couple weeks but I am trying to stay strong for the sake of the children. I know you guys are worried, but please don’t worry about me all be just fine. Although things have been rough here, and the dust storms is covering much of the land making it impossible to go anywhere. I still manage to run thing as if it were any given day. The house doesn’t stay clean for long at all and I’m stuck cleaning it over and over again. The Dust is sneaking through the crack in the house from the window and doors. Laying thin layer of dust in ever corner in the house possible, making it harder to breathe. I’ve made a paste to cover the cracks, a round the windows and doors, but its honestly is not helping much at all. Outside the tractors, car and livestock are berried so deep that we have to dig them out. There just one disaster after another here, all of are livestock that helps us with income is dead. On Another note I am in love with woody Guthrie, his music hit home for me. He sings songs about the  “ DUST STORM” and the struggles were facing, he sees the damage the dust storm is doing to us. I can listen to his music for hours and it doesn’t get old. His music is almost a way of escaping from all theses problems. I wish that it were easier to get around but unfortunately its not. With the car being berried in dust, and the road nowhere in sight, it’s hard to go anywhere. I heard there’s a new cinema out, but there just no way I could get there, and to see it. Although something like a cinema would be good for the kids and me.  We honestly need to get away from this place we call home. I wish we could just pack up and leave but for us right now, that is just impossible. Since its hard to get around anywhere I’ve spent a majority of my of time reading literature. Reading help me get my mind off, this dust storm, it honestly had me stressed out. Along with all these problem I’m sure you may have heard that the stock market has crash. As soon as I heard about it I tried to go get are money out the bank. Unfortunately, due to bank closure we lost all the money we have gotten over theses past couple years. There were so many people out their at every banks in town, trying to get there money. So many other families I’m sure waited for money that they never got, as I did.  Supposable President Franklin D. Roosevelt is trying to do everything he can do to fix and rebuild the stock market. Unfortunately there honestly hasn’t been any change’s done yet. Supposedly Herbert Hoover has been elected for the next term of presentences.  I’ve heard that a lot of shack towns have been built called Hooverville’s. People are building their homes on public land, covering acres of land. Making a place that there family can call home. Hobos are hopping on railroad trains riding the rails out of the dust storm to the west coast. They want to seek a better life then what they have here, life hard here right now. I’m thinking about sending the children to distant family, it to dangerous over here for them. This storm is ruining their education; they haven’t been to school in weeks. There health is another problem; there getting very ill and I just don’t know what to do. I’ve heard that a lot of children are dying because the getting sick from the dust storm. There dying from dust pneumonia, its were there lung are getting filled with dust. I think its time to send them away for a while I couldn’t imagine losing my children, to a storm. Hopefully sending them away is for the better, I wish I could go with them but I have to keep up with the house. I have to rebuild are life here in Kansas, so they can come back after the storm has past. I hope with these horrible dust conditions we are facing, that this letter will get to soon enough. Don’t worry about me, all be just fine. I’m going to take each day as it come; hopefully this storm will pass soon. That way the kids will be able to come back and I can get back to work and are everyday lives. I miss you guys a lot, all be sure to keep in contact with you all. Just pray for my safety PLEASE!

                                                                  Sincerely, Your Daughter Adriana

 

 

 

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Voc. List

Vocabulary List

 

!. Dwindling : Diminish gradually in size, amount or strength

Ex.  Dwindling resources

 

2. Pneumonia: lung inflammation caused by bacterial or viral infections

Ex. During the dust bowl many people caught pneumonia

 

3. Discrimination: The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, esp. on race, age or sex

Ex.  There is a lot of Discrimination against homosexuals

 

4.Ridicules: The subject of someone or something to mockery and derision

Ex. He is held up as an object of ridicule.

 

5. Environmental: Relating to the natural world and the impact of human activity on its condition

Ex. Acid rain may have caused major environmental damage .

 

6. Meteorological :  the branch of science concerned with the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere, esp. as a means of forecasting the weather.

Ex. 

 

7. Emission: The production and discharge, Esp. gas or radiation

Ex. The effect of lead emission on health

 

8. Implementation ; The process of putting a decision or plan in to effect

Ex. She was responsible for the implementation of the plan

 

9. Perishable Having a brief life or significance

Ex. Ballet is the most perishable of art

 

10. Drudgery: Hard, mental or dull work

Ex Domestic drudgery 

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