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To: Winstons Julia
Thirty-seven years ago I was widowed with a one year old son. I was on a fixed monthly survivor benefit income.(roughly $350.00 a month)

The first part of the month I bought enough food for that month. Meat was put in a freezer. Canned goods, peanut butter and other items were stored in the pantry.

My young son hated the crust of bread. When I made him peanut butter sandwiches without the crust for lunch I ate the crust for my lunch.

Somehow with no life insurance , after my first husband's death, I was able to save enough to buy my first home in 1975.

I worked part time, too.

I come from a long line of relatives who believe "where there is a will ....there is a way."

13 posted on 11/28/2011 1:59:31 PM PST by lysie
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To: lysie
My young son hated the crust of bread.
I appreciate what you accomplished, and I don't mean to be critical, but your son must not have been very hungry.
Back in the early 60s we were six kids w/o a father and we got so hungry we'd eat the bread, the crust and the wrapper.
If you didn't like what was on the table, you went without.
35 posted on 11/28/2011 3:34:06 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: lysie

You are obviously a very strong, independent, and intelligent Mom, Lysie. I can only imagine your now grown son is in awe of what you have accomplished.


45 posted on 11/28/2011 4:06:38 PM PST by momtothree
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To: lysie
Somehow with no life insurance

very bad idea for a young family, sacrifice somewhere else and have at least 10 years income in term insurance...very reasonable.

64 posted on 11/28/2011 8:56:47 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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