July 19, 2005


Back in our younger days, we were, for a considerable stretch of time, broke. Seriously broke. I remember when the deposit on glass pop bottles went from five cents to ten cents. We had about ten six packs we hadn't brought back. That sudden extra three dollars was squander money. Some time later we once asked the phone company to turn off our service for a couple months because we knew if we waited to be cut off for non-payment we'd face an extra service charge to get turned back on.

We were never as broke as Velociman has been, but I have made the same statement he has. We have never been poor.

Posted by triticale at July 19, 2005 07:00 PM | TrackBack

My parents had me when my father was in school on the GI Bill. They were determined that my mother would stay home with me, so he was also working a couple of other different jobs. My mother has this story of "paying me off" at the hopsital in installments.

For some reason that strikes me really funny.

I have my own days of budgeting so I could only drink water with my meals and buying just about everything on coupons, but I've probably never been "broke" or "poor" - just money mindful.


Posted by: hln at July 20, 2005 05:07 AM

We were the same... times when meals were rice, milk, sugar, and cinnamon. But we were never poor either.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at July 20, 2005 01:16 PM
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