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Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....
 

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Mon Mar 13, 17 9:21 AM CST

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Sun Mar 24, 24 3:30 PM CST
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Dear Donna, 

 I just read this again after a few years. It makes even more sense now than it did back when you wrote it in 2017. I do wish I had been able to stock up on some things back then! Nowadays, if you buy something this week, it could be 50% higher next week! I know inflation was bad in the '70's. I don't know if it was this bad though. I was too young to really feel the brunt of it then. No one would use the word young about me now. ~smile~

Be blessed,

 Laura Lane

Harvest Lane Cottage

Southern Missouri

The LORD bless you!
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
http://harvestlanecottage.com
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Tue Mar 26, 24 2:27 PM CST

I think it was great timing (perhaps intentionally? Or just a happy coincidence?) for this article to resurface now, because it makes a good counter-balance to the recent discussions on clutter and going through loved ones' belongings after they pass away.

I hope whoever goes through my belongings after my death doesn't think I kept unused replacements packed away because I thought they were "too fine to use" or feel sad that I never got to enjoy them.  I enjoy the sense of security that having extras of certain things provides.  If I never need them, it just means I was doing well enough not to, which is a good thing.  It's the same for me as hoping to leave some money sitting unused in the bank, rather than wanting to die penniless.  I feel like as a society we tend to understand that approach with money, but oftentimes less so with goods. 

Not advocating for hoarding of senseless clutter here, but I do think it's important to strike a balance in our homes, and not take minimalism so far that we end up living shopping trip to shopping trip.

This article and the ones on clutter seem to strike that balance when taken together, which made me enjoy it even more this time around:)

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