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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 10:28 AM
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44. When I was growing up in the 70s my dad was in a union -
Edited on Sun Nov-27-11 10:29 AM by TBF
it was very common in Wisconsin. There were still bunches of little factories scattered around in the small towns (and in Milwaukee for that matter, and the paper companies ...)

It is really too bad so many of them packed up and headed south, it provided good jobs for many high school grads. Everyone I knew owned their own house and bought new cars every few years (the winter is harsh on vehicles). It wasn't a life of luxury by any means, but we had everything we needed. Contrast that with today for many folks ...
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