This is a book that brings forth the way forward is the way back. With the shaky economy many fear the future. Don't! Investing and living is about more than just money. This shows lessons from the Depression and how, using technology and lessons of today, we can empower ourselves and our communities. With stories from the 1930s intertwined with today's headlines and country music inspiration Getting By: Lessons From a Rural Past is the starting point for personal responsibility. Proceeds from this book are going into developing a small farm that is part of a rural and farm community, providing for custom food raising as well as a hand up to others.