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Their daughter and her husband had been locked out of their mobile home. You got it, they "got behind," as is the euphemism in the Southwest for financial collapse. Everything the couple and their three children had was in the that trailer.
A Good Samaritan is taking the teenage daughter to WalMart for the kind of boxer shorts underwear the cool kids wear and makeup to cover her acne. Another Good Samaritan is calling around low-cost residential complexes to find them a three-bedroom apartment. A third Good Samaritan hauled a cart of produce from the Food Bank.
A family who were getting by couldn't hold it together anymore. There will be more stories like this, across the nation, in the 1% economy.