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This would surely create far too many snarky responses on other boards. But here, it just creates chuckles. My parents went in the other direction. I remember when they were really struggling when they were young. My youngest brother, 15 years younger than me, remembers only the days of what he calls "privilege" and what I call being upper-middle class in a blue collar town. Now, when we talk about our different experiences growing up, we keep in mind that our experiences of frugality are actually quite different.

ThyPeace, "we can't afford that, Virginia!" is a phrase I heard a lot more.
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