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Sun Oct 7, 2012, 03:17 PM

13. Why don't you ask your parents what they went through?

Instead you ask a bunch of possible idiots on the intertubes? I would bet that your parents would like it that you were interested in hearing about it, and you might get some really great stories out of the conversation.

But since you asked, their parents would have been Depression era, so they would have been frugal and very careful. Part of that would have been instilled in them too, but there was also the boom days when there were few worries about making a living and being able to raise a family. This really was the start of the "keeping up with the Joneses" attitudes, when most people were finally able to have a few bucks to spend frivolously. Before that time, the majority of working people just survived.

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