It's no use now saying this recession didn't have to happen. It's happening, as this teacher's story, from Anytown, KY, so sorrowfully depicts:
For the first time, I had 3 children come to me before our Barter Day class -- in tears! Two of them shared that their parents had told them that their old toys were being wrapped up and given to younger siblings or cousins for Christmas and one told me that ALL his toys were on Ebay! I wiped away tears, gave big hugs, and told them not to worry.
Take two minutes to read it.