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There Was a Time

There was a time long ago when I felt inferior For we didn’t have the niceties when I was a lad, Our home was furnished of the sparsest interior Necessities were essential, not the fleeting fad, We, of course, never realized we were so poor For our parents taught us to be clean and proud, And we were delighted knowing less was more Someday we’d have “things” we solemnly vowed. During those years we developed determination, Believing anything we wanted, we could achieve We taught ourselves to rise above any situation, Still, in our minds, it was very difficult to believe Succeeding in life was always our expectation, It helped me and my siblings to stay the duration.
written January 16, 2022

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Date: 1/17/2022 3:20:00 AM
"We, of course, never realized we were so poor" - I figured it out in junior high.
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L Milton Hankins
Date: 1/17/2022 12:07:00 PM
I just don't remember "feeling" poor. We had little of nothing, but I don't recall any feeling of want. I do remember my dad and mom arguing about money and bills, however, which made me vow never to have money problems!

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