The only thing the young people don't know what the older people went through to get it, they don't realize how they got it. It sounds like fairy tale. Even my Grandaughter, she said "oh Gradma don't be, don't talk about being poor," she said, "Material things don't mean a thing." I said "Listen, you wait until you get out of material things and then you come and tell me that doesn't mean anything." So now she's just starting to work toward... and I tell every once and a while, I said, I thought she'll talk about getting her payment on her car, I'll say I thought you thought you told me material things don't make any difference

Show Transcript Speaker: Irene Mitchell. Interviewed by U-M Flint Labor History Project. Date of interview: 7-3-1980. Edited by Michael Van Dyke.

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