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oldtime dfl_er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-26-09 10:46 AM
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165. I've been there
I've been not just broke, but poor, most of my life. There's a difference, I think. Being broke has a temporary sound to it. Being poor is a state of being. I have been so poor that I couldn't afford a postage stamp, back in the days when that was how I corresponded with my parents. My father complained bitterly to my siblings that "everyone can afford a postage stamp". That comment is the true sign of someone who has never been broke.

Thank you, Will, for another illuminating article.
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