My life in a small town.
Gosh, I hope my life never looks like that!
We live in the same home and neighborhood we came to when our only child was let's see 7 months old, most lost their homes and or sold to go to a bigger place..Many have told me they don't think they made the correct decision..We live simply, when my hubs noticed the place he worked for nearly 4 full years of his life started treating people like crap him included, and I noticed at the federal job I had that no one had any manners or anykind of concept of how to treat anyone, he retired first and then I did..We have never ever regretted it and it was before our 66th birthdays, we had pensions thankfully and always lived below our means, we use it up, recycle and live frugally..Our only was the only girl grandchild and spoiled with love not material possessions, she learned early money doesn't equate happiness, she had lost both of her grandparents on her dad's side, my mom passed when I was a wee little girl, my dad passed when I was a young adult, I lived with my grandmother on my Mom's side until she was nearly 94 years young and I don't have any other family at all..Life is fragile if you only look at making money you will definitely hit the grave sooner..why can't people get it, life is very very short..Why not be nice to those who have little and make their lives happier? I have never understood someone leaving a pile of money to grubby hungry relatives when they certainly could have enriched others who would have never gotten to the dance at all, it is just my opinion coming from two immigrants who became US Citizens and dearly loved this great country, isn't the spirit of thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and new years all year thru when one thinks of human beings as sisters and brothers toiling on this earth???????
I meant to say 40 full years of employment and me over that with all the years I slaved at many jobs....oops!
My take on the comic reflects my life-- we've always lived within our means, budgeted, scrimped and saved when there was something we wanted. But our expenses go up (insurance, utilities, groceries, etc.) but not our pay. I'm getting an ulcer (literally) from trying to juggle our paychecks ever week. I'm a frugal person, but there is nothing else to cut. I'm constantly looking for ways to make a few extra bucks. I feel like my whole life right now is spent "chasing the dollar", so I don't see this as someone trying to live the good life. I simply see it as someone trying to not lose his house!
Many in the state I was born will never ever be able to buy a home, California..It was wonderful when I went there in the late 60's and went to college for nearly free..It was reasonable to rent and live and most people had homes, no more of that..California has the most homeless children in all of the USA what is wrong with this picture...I don't mean to sound mean and miserable but really why can't California think of a solution for Homeless children and their parents..I am sorry S'A you might lose your home, no matter how people are frugal and pay and pay sometimes the expenses just pop up the you know what I will be praying for you..we paid our home off early and my hubs made me save and save some more, it would have been easy to spoil our only but why she would never learn that life is mostly work and not all play at all, human beings are more important than things but is it too much to ask for children to grow up in decent housing??? I think California could find a solution...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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