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Sorry for my friends in the North

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

I feel so blessed that my DH and I are able to afford this property in LaBelle Florida! We both worked really hard our whole lives and neither of us were ever given anything. So everything we own, we have worked for. I remember many times flying out on Sunday nights to get to various places to start my week. Places like Montana, Missouri, Erie, Pa and the like in the middle of the winter. I remember thinking “if I ever get off this flight, I will kiss the ground and never fly again” as the flight was so turbulent it scared the heck out of me. I remember airports so small it was just me and one other person climbing off the six seater commuter flight. I remember working trade shows that went all weekends in places like Cheyenne Wyoming. At the same time my husband was headed out in a different direction. We used to joke about passing each other in the sky. Quite frankly, I was worried that when we retired and had to spend all our time together that our marriage would suffer. Lucky for me I married my best friend and we have plenty of common likes so we enjoy each other’s company! Anyone else out there retired now but worked hard too their whole lives? I remember I “forged my working papers” when I was young so I could get a job at the local pancake house. This was a job in addition to a job where I went and took care of two elderly people after school everyday. At the same time I was so responsible and in demand to babysit for many people who would leave me with their 5 kids for a week at a time. So tell me, where does this sense of entitlement come from? Why do so many kids today (including my grandkids who I live to death), feel the world owes them? If you have time and some insight sure would like to hear from you and tell what the craziest job was you ever had. Hugs for today....make it a great day! Sallie
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    98 days ago
    119 days ago
    Hard work always pays off!!!! That's the way we raised our only child, our daughter, Juliette!!!! It is horrible what we, in Texas, are going through with this freezing weather!!!! Because we have a good marriage, my husband and I are happy that our hard work paid off, and we have everything we need during this "Monster Winter"!!!! I've been praying for everyone who has been affected by this crazy weather!!!
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    120 days ago
    I'm so proud of you Sallie that your hard work has paid off for the two of you! I know that is an amazing feeling your best friend! I'm so happy for the two of you!
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    121 days ago
    I agree that the youth of today believe the world owes them.
    You worked hard all your life and now you are enjoying being
    with your soul mate and best friend. You are lucky to be together
    in a lovely place. Enjoy your life. emoticon
    122 days ago
    I’m glad you have found another happy place to spend time in.
    My dear man and I love being together...through good times and bad...since we were teenagers!
    I started working at 15 and retired from my after retiring from teaching job of elder care when I was 60 and my first grandchild arrived.
    122 days ago
    I was the dreaded telemarketer but it was a job and only job I could do physically. I have grandchildren too and especially the 2 youngest are spoilt rotten. I hope for the best when they become teens, it will be interesting.😎
    123 days ago
    123 days ago
    It's a generational thing. From 2,488 years ago:

    “The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.”

    ― Socrates
    123 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/16/2021 2:11:23 PM
    I too ask myself how this upcoming generation feels so entitled and am ashamed of their attitude. I wish I new the answers on how to change this but sadly its us who end up changing or excepting it as the new world in which we now live. It doesn't stop me from worrying or crying over what it will be like for my young grandchildren growing up though. emoticon
    123 days ago
    123 days ago
    I'm so glad your hard work paid off. It really is a great feeling when that happens :) Enjoy emoticon
    123 days ago
    I was the dreaded telemarketer but it was a job and only job I could do physically. I have grandchildren too and especially the 2 youngest are spoilt rotten. I hope for the best when they become teens, it will be interesting.😎
    123 days ago
    All the best. Thank you for sharing your life with us.
    124 days ago
    I don't consider my jobs crazy. One of my firsts was beanwalking. A now absolete job, but it was a great way to make money when one was too young for a "real" job.

    The one that I am feeling now was training horses. Every buck, jump off, jolt, and bruise can be felt again as I age. I wouldn't trade it for anything. Those were great times!

    I am blessed that all our children learned the lessons of hard work and determination. We never sugar-coated life and when times were lean, they shared that, too. I think it made us closer.

    My kids are all grown now and they have thanked us on how they were raised. The needs and wants lesson that we lived by is still apparent in theirs. They are far better off than many of their friends.

    124 days ago
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