Wednesday’s open line

In 1929 my great-grandfather was a foreman at a Standard Oil facility in New Jersey. Then the stock market crashed. Then there was a “fire” at the plant.

Great-Gramps ended up sweeping floors in the Bronx.

Questions: Are the family fortunes about to take another nose dive? Do we need the $700 billion bailout? Should we buy some brooms while we can afford them?

Speculate and commiserate on today’s open line.