James Bost and Doug Bost

James Bost tells his son Doug about the time during the Great Depression when his father withdrew all of his money from the bank, put it into a suitcase, and buried it in their garden. And even though he describes it as “kind of silly in some ways, and kind of stupid,” he discusses how he himself has done something similar during the recent financial crisis.

Originally aired January 30, 2009, on NPR’s Morning Edition.