Recession can't shake a stick at the Great Depression

Franklin Square seniors who survived the Great Depression say the current recession can?t compare to the hardships of the 1930s.
Some go as far to blame it less on the credit crisis, but on today?s consumer culture.
?Now it?s like ?well, we can buy anything and everything and don?t worry about it,?? says Bill Lerstad.
All of the seniors who spoke with News 12 Long Island agree that the worst is yet to come from the recession. Those who have been through it before give little advice besides grinning and bearing it.
?We just have to follow through and take things as they come and hope everything will reverse itself, and we?ll get back on track,? says Mary Condelles.