A living artifact from the great depression shares words of encouragement in a time of crisis

As many Americans face unemployment for the first time, Bill Tellefson reflects on a simpler, yet similar time in his own history. At 92, he's one of the few living artifacts of a disappearing era.
 
Rockdale Depression by Bill Tellefson (92 yrs old)
Rockdale Depression by Bill Tellefson (92 yrs old)
MADISON, Wis. - April 17, 2020 - PRLog -- In Rockdale Depression, Wisconsin native Bill Tellefson shares his own true story of living through the great depression.

"...this book reminds us of the almost universal struggles people endured to survive the "Great Depression." ~ Rev. Ron Tellefson, Surprise, AZ

Liken to the coming of age saga of Forest Gump, Bill Tellefson has lived through an amazing time in American history. Born in 1928, Bill lived through the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Man's first walk on the moon, the association of MLK and John Lennon, the impeachment of Richard Nixon, the nuclear meltdown at Three Mile Island, the Iran Hostage Crisis, the loss of two Space Shuttles, The Persian Gulf war, the Oklahoma City bombing. He's lived through more than a dozen economic recessions and is far less concerned because he's 'been there, done that'.

"We've been through worse." ~ Bill Tellefson

Bill is available to the media and bloggers for interviews, visit www.RockdaleDepression.com and his book is available on Amazon.

Bill offers readers encouraging advice to those who fear this is the end of times.

Back in 1942, the average American earned $1,880/year and a typical home cost less than $4,000. You could buy a car for less than $1,000 and gas was $.15/gallon.

Today, while the typical home costs $300,000, the average American wage is $31,000. Despite what appears to be a rising number of homeless, there's been a steady increase in homeownership in Bill's lifetime with more than 65% of us currently owning the homes we live in.

Indeed, things may appear bleak today, but the numbers show otherwise. The average income is higher today than it's ever been, more Americans own their homes, and the government has responded with the largest stimulus bill in history.

Despite being separated in physical distance, technology has brought us closer to those further away.

"The author is an original source. For that alone, it is worth a read." ~ Amy Montgomery

In Rockdale Depression, author Bill Tellefson shares his own true story of living through the great depression. As many Americans face unemployment for the first time, Bill reflects on a simpler, yet similar time in his own history. At 92, he's one of the few living artifacts of a disappearing era.

In times of despair, it can help to look back to our history and see the future we imagine is often far worse in our minds that it will ever be looking back. We just have to live through it and Bill is living proof.

Will unemployment lead to homelessness, hunger, and a depressing new reality? Or can it actually lead to happiness, freedom, and love?

In the end, Bill demonstrates how love can overcome any hardship or setback.

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