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By OnTheRopes ·
ABC News is talking about poverty in America being greater than previously thought. Anyone here, besides me, ever live in poverty?

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You mean...you mean

by santeewelding In reply to Non-technical chit chat.

It was called poverty? Surely, you don't mean poverty of ideas?

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I mean... I mean...

by OnTheRopes In reply to You mean...you mean

Being flat f*****g broke. On the streets, trying to survive, get a job so that you too could get a slice of cheese on a burger. That kind of poverty.

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What the fluck kind of poverty didya think I was talking about, Viking?

by santeewelding In reply to I mean... I mean...

You do see, don't you, what poverty of mind gets you into those straits in the first place, dontcha?

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It's my head, Fred.

by OnTheRopes In reply to What the fluck kind of po ...

I think it's dead.

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Funny

by maecuff In reply to Non-technical chit chat.

you should mention it. I'm COMPLETELY broke right now. :)

Okay, even though I am cash poor right now, we are far from poverty stricken.

And yes, I grew up in poverty. We had a house to live in because my mother's aunt let us live there for free. But as bad off as we were, there were people in my neighborhood that were in worse shape. I had a friend who lived in a house without a front door. They just tacked up a blanket when it got cold out.

All in all? I'm not sorry. I definitely learned how to take care of myself. And I appreciate what I have.

BTW, my mother in law tongue plant is growing like a weed. :)

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We were good up until my Dad died.

by OnTheRopes In reply to Funny

Mom went to work doing the best that she could do, as a cook for the school system. It sure didn't pay her very much. I never thought of myself as being poor, disadvantaged they'd call it today. Had a house, clothes and 3 meals a day. I had worse times on my own later, when I was older. Worked my way out of them. Fun fun. I appreciate where I've come from and what I've survived. <br>
It's real nice to hear that you took my advice and that it's been good for you. That just made my day.

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We were

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to We were good up until my ...

good until Mom and Dad divorced.
Broke city thereafter.

Ate one whole **** of a lot of eggs and rice.

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That was my husband's situation

by maecuff In reply to We were

After his parents divorced, he and his sisters were very poor. When he went to college, his mother was raising his two younger sisters on around 7K a year.

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We were also

by ganyssa In reply to That was my husband's sit ...

good until the divorce. Then, not so much. We were lucky, in that we lived indoors. We also owned a car, but could rarely drive it, because gas money was a luxury. Food had a tendancy to get creative before the next paycheck, and I ate my lunch sitting away from the rest of the kids, because I didn't want people to see what was in it.

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Yeah

by maecuff In reply to We were good up until my ...

I am so enjoying my new green thumb. I've never been able to keep houseplants alive. Now, I have a bay window filled with them and I haven't lost one in over a year.

I am constantly battling this white powdery mold, though. Any suggestions?

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