"It was a uniquely disgusting thing ... to see my grandfather take a stewed, skinned squirrel's head, smack the skull's dome with a heavy silver tablespoon, and dine on the brains." So says Donna LeBlanc of Waxia, Louisiana, as she recalls living through the Great Depression. CNN spoke to other Depression survivors, who had advice like "put money away and don't touch it," and "work hard, regardless of your status." And what goes around comes around: Gayla Uslu of Conyers, Georgia, says she never understood why her grandmother was so big on saving plastic bowls and other packaging until now. "Today, I find myself really thinking twice before I throw uneaten food away. Leftovers aren't such a bad idea anymore, and I find myself holding on to a few of those plastic containers myself." [CNN]