ElderCarelink Blog

Many thanks to my penny-pinching mom

by Devlyn Brooks
October 25th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

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.

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74 and Going Strong…or Is She?

by Devlyn Brooks
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.

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