Gut Rumbles
 

September 05, 2005

one great post

When I was a kid, my family never had much money. We got by as best we could. My father worked his ass off. I never went hungry, but I never lived at the top 'o the heap, either.

Looking back now, I realize how lucky I was.

I think I grew up a lot like this guy did. Not poor, but depending on the next paycheck to manage the bills. And you did whatever you had to do to make ends meet.

NOBODY in MY family ever sat by the mailbox waiting on a check from the government. We hoed our own rows.

Too many people don't do that today.

Comments

Thanks!

Posted by: og on September 5, 2005 08:13 PM

Amen to what OG and you said, A-man! Thanks for the link, it was worth the read to say the least!

Posted by: Leuthen on September 5, 2005 08:26 PM

Wasn't there a Roman politician/poet who lived in Britian in, I dunno, third or fourth century A.D., who said words to the effect that, "well, it's all going to hell, but I'm going to live the best I can, despite it.". That makes sense to me. N'awlins is a nasty glimpse into the future. Folks starting "tribes" to get by in the city. Shooting at medevac helicopters. Reveling at anarchy. Hell with 'em. I'm moving to East Tennessee. I'm getting up in the hills where they don't have these kind of problems. Or, these kind of people.

Posted by: lambert on September 5, 2005 08:48 PM

Remember what Forrest Gump says applies to New Orleans, "Stupid is what stupid does."

Posted by: Fred on September 5, 2005 09:53 PM

Yes, I grew up the same way, and I have a question for you, A-man. Did ya ever wear shirts made from flour sacks, and pants that were way too long and turned up cause YOU WILL GROW INTO THEM?

Posted by: Kenway on September 6, 2005 01:30 AM
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