The Dust Bowl, The Dirty Thirties
|Scooped by devin thomas|
When I was a little boy I live on a farm and one day I was out side playing and my mom had called me in side because there was a storm the last storm we had was in July 1935. But this time this is a dust bowl I could feel the cold wind when it was blowing and the dust bowl storm hit us. On august 12th 1936 it was very bad I was very scared when it came I would be in my house in my bed and the dust would come into my house and we would try and put blankets down but it would just blow harder and it would come in and we could not do anything about it the storm would last about two or three days and when we would go to eat we where eating dirt. And we could not get rid of it the dust would get into our body it would make me very sick it had made me so sick before I almost dead. Our water would be dirty and it was not clean at all. All of our cows out side most of them deeded because the dirt and sand would get in side of them and they would die but after the storm was over we would go out side and we would not be able to see are car or our gate the dirt and the sand was so hi. We would not have any of our crops they would be all gone then we had to move and when where on the road we had hared on the radio that another storm was coming so we tried to get where we where going and what do you know the wind started to pick up it got very cold. We looked a head and we saw the town and then we looked behind us and we saw the storm right behind us and so we tried to out run the storm tell we got to the town we almost did not make it we was running in side a shop when the dust was coming we go inside and there are all of these people and we asked for some food and water they said well we don’t food for all of yawl so after the storm we went back to our house to check and see if we still had food and all we had was just the amount for all of us and so we stayed there and a day goes by and the government came to our house and they had knocked on our door and my mom opened it and say how my I help you they asked us if they could kill our cows they said they would give us 5 dollars a cow and we had 20 cows so the y would kill our cows and give us 100 dollars that was a lot of money back then so we said yes they could kill our cows. We let them kill the cows because they had no food they where filled with sand on the inside of them and if we where to kill them and try to eat them we could not because they where filled with sand so we could not eat or we would get sick so that’s why the government came and killed our cows so we got that money left town got a house and a farm and we lived on.