When I was a kid, my mom stayed home. She baked, cleaned the house, did the laundry, and had a small garden. My dad made a whopping $100 a week. He bought our small 2 bedroom house (no indoor bathroom) for $4000. He added on a porch, storage area and a bathroom.
We would go for groceries Saturday afternoon when he got off work and was paid. I can never remember him ever paying over $15 for a weeks groceries. We ate very well. We always had a big roast or ham on Sunday. My dad had a pickup and a car and my mom had a car. We weren't rich by any means but we never did without. Today you can't go into a grocery store without spending at least $100 and then you get home and still don't have much.
I do indeed miss those days.
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