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Journeyman

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19. My Mother raised 4 children AND paid for a live-in sitter all while working as a waitress . . .
Sat Dec 5, 2015, 05:24 AM
Dec 2015

When she remarried, the eldest was in his last year of high school. My Mom was able to reduce her hours to part time and yet, on her earnings and those of my new step-dad (a high ranking enlisted man in the military), they helped get two sons through university -- one through law school from a prestigious west coast school, the other through a degree in biochemistry from the University of California.

Both graduated owing very, very little. That was in the '60s and early '70s.

I had to take a military route. But the GI Bill helped support me through 7 years of college (that, and my wife, who worked full time, and the fact I worked full time as well). But I, too, graduated with absolutely no debt.

For the last 20 years, my wife and I have had our own business. We raised two girls, kept one in private school her entire education, and helped both graduate from college debt free. The youngest received her degree earlier this year.

Do you remember [View all] Go Vols Dec 2015 OP
I'm so old ... lpbk2713 Dec 2015 #1
My Daddy and his did, Go Vols Dec 2015 #5
Family of eight ViseGrip Dec 2015 #2
I'd qualify it more and say one man Skittles Dec 2015 #3
Was gonna put that Go Vols Dec 2015 #4
One white man (nt) Recursion Dec 2015 #7
Not quite so catnhatnh Dec 2015 #13
For about 15 years there one white male could Recursion Dec 2015 #6
My grandpa helped start Tenn Walking Horses Go Vols Dec 2015 #11
Is it me catnhatnh Dec 2015 #14
I don't know if it's "just you" Recursion Dec 2015 #15
I remember Dad working 4 jobs..... daleanime Dec 2015 #8
I remember PADemD Dec 2015 #9
I remember that. Mom 840high Dec 2015 #12
I remember taking a quarter to fill the gas can for the mower. Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2015 #17
I remember getting shit Go Vols Dec 2015 #10
"Just wait until your father gets home!!!" Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2015 #16
I don't remember it myself. herding cats Dec 2015 #18
My Mother raised 4 children AND paid for a live-in sitter all while working as a waitress . . . Journeyman Dec 2015 #19
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