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The Depression changed all relationships between US citizens forever, and allowed the odd discovery of my distant mother

The New York Times recently entertained us with an inviting review of what it called “A Square Meal, a culinary history of the Great Depression,” featuring the post-election days of Herbert Hoover and his dreams that led he and his family to preside over “multicourse” banquets at which dinner jackets were required. Dinner jackets soon began to disappear.