I've recently discovered the Depression Cooking Channel on You Tube, and have really enjoyed watching Clara make inexpensive meals while telling stories from her early life. I love that she seems to enjoy these meals while remembering that they got her family through a tough time.
The story she tells of the bootleggers in the Pasta with Peas video reminds me of a tale that my own grandmother tells. As I've heard it told, my great grandfather made moonshine during prohibition. Grandma says that they were raided, and the only barrel that wasn't taken was the one she was sitting on. Mac giggles each time she talks about it.