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Sun Dec 18, 2011, 03:55 AM

10. I never heard it from my parents, only from my husband!

He was one of eight children, all military brats, whose mother had been a very impressionable child during the Depression. Their dad was a high-rank officer, but the mother was always thrifty, never wasted anything but saved everything left over. She re-cycled before its value was widely & fully realized.

This "walked-four-miles" example really touched me deeply: For his & his siblings' birthdays, they were only given their choice of pie. And he married a girl at the other side of the spectrum. I couldn't have spoiled him more after we were married.

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