My mom practices a frugality that my sons will never understand. There’s just too big of a generational gap between the circumstances of how my sons are being raised and the dire financial situation into which my mother was born. Thanks to the work ethic I inherited from my mom and a college degree, the boys’ have always known a life of small luxuries. There’s always been enough money to take a surprise trip to McDonald’s for lunch, or to catch a movie here and there or even to buy a video game system.
September 13th, 2010 at 10:08 am
“How old is your mother?” our visitor asked me Saturday.
“74,” I said.
“Yeah … 74, but she acts like she’s going on 60,” another visitor added.