While their experiences are unique, their struggles are universal. Walle Waters couldn’t find a job for two years until he quit Atlanta for Orlando. Delilah Smith struggles with a small business in Suwanee, a Duluth home threatened by foreclosure and a sick daughter. The Rays, Laura and Chris, live a newly frugal life borne of past joblessness and future uncertainty.
But they all survived, albeit with lesser expectations and a diminished lifestyle that might very well be the true legacy of the Great Recession.