Those who are my age or thereabout lived through the Great Depression. We started to school in 1928 and finished in 1939, as there were only 11 grades in school back then.
Life had been hard since jobs were hard to get and money was scarce. Tight budgets were still in place when I was in High School.
Our Home Ec cottage was a small white frame building just past the 1925 High School Building.