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My mom had the same saying- “ shirt-sleeves to shirt sleeves in three generations “ so maybe something to it?

I’m the opposite. My grandparents were poor uneducated alcoholics. My mom worked hard and made it to comfortable middle class sans any degree but high school. I took that and got a BS degree and did even better to professional upper middle class. My kids want Masters degrees. Upward mobility can also take several generations.

Best friends dad was a bricklayer. She became an engineer. Her son is in medical school....
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