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1 hour ago, 2chiefs said:

 

This is actually an interesting question.

When I was real young, my mother gave me 25 cents every Friday where I spent 15 cents for the movie and 10 cents for the popcorn.

In my teenage years my mother gave me a dollar every Friday where I would put 30 cents for a gallon of gas in the car and 70 cents left over for a 6 pack of beer.

 

 We had to work for everything growing up, that is why I value everything.

 

Growing up every Saturday morning I would get up really early, clean the bathroom and wash the kitchen floor, and then vacuum the carpets when my parents woke up.

 

My mom would give me 75 cents and I would get out my roller skating box, and walk almost  3 miles (if my dad was working, we only had one car), get in line and pay 50 cents to get in the rink.

15 cents was for one glass of pop, and 10 cents for a bag of chips.

 

Skated from 1-3pm and then would walk home or wait till 3:30 and my dad would drive by after work and take me home.

 

As I got older I sold bingo cards at the church. Started when I was in 6th grade.

I got $2.00 plus 50 -75 cents in tips for 4 hours of work.  

If I sold over $100 dollars in bingo cards I got paid a total of $3.00

If I was top girl in bingo sales I got an extra dollar.

 

I hustled, and usually went home with over $5.00, with my tips.

 

My dad lost his mill job when I was in the eighth grade.

So if I needed jeans, I would save for a month and buy  a pair, if I need a new shirt, I could get 2 a month.  I learned how to save.

 

When I went to High school, I realized there would be no money for me to go to college.

My one brother got a sports scholarship to college (golf, his university was national champs one year).

My second brother was sponsored by a company for electrical engineering for his college (He was a number cruncher, no problem in math was unsolvable for him, he eventually worked all over including NASA, and his company did contracts in Brazil, USSR, and Japan.  Traveled world wide).

And me well I was scholarship- ed tuition, room and board for nursing.

Then went on to  anesthesia school, no tuition at that time, paid us to go, and after graduation we had to stay with company for two years.  Liked the company and lasted 30 years before retirement.

 

Stay healthy.

 

 

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