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Sus-Scrofa
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
Families that took vacations that weren’t actually just going to a family reunion in a different state.


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mworld938
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
Buying hamburger and hotdog buns. When I was a kid, my mom made us use sliced bread for everything. When I asked for hamburger buns, she slapped me and said “we’re not rich”. I think about it every time I throw buns into the shopping cart - I have made it.
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Bama Bird
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
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Great Recession


We only had one foreclosure in our neighborhood. It didn't seem to have a huge impact in the South. Initially, the problems were with pensions, the finance industry, and the ones whose mortgage interest rates jumped to a point of personal unaffordability.

What's interesting is that unemployment didn't even start to rise until months after the recession started, only after Obama took office did it start to get out of control. Peak was nearly a year later in October 2009 at 10%.

I can't actually remember anyone I know losing their jobs in Birmingham. It seems like the Rust Belt had it the worst where manufacturing took a huge hit with their investments, along with other factors


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Eric Stratton
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
A two story house..... I always felt like I was at a rich friends house when they had an upstairs place. Go upstairs and play video games and be somewhat secluded from the parents.


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Whodat28
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
Rich meaning you got the newest version of Madden before Christmas


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ellishughtiger
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
My neighbors who had multiple dirt bikes and four wheelers. All I had was a measly thunder cart and three wheeler.


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The People
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
The families that had Kentwood water delivered to their house each month.

Neighbors had it. Beat drinking from the hose pipe after playing wiffle ball during those Summer evenings.


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go_tigres
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
People that went on vacations. Our first vacation was a weekend trip to a crappy motel in Baton Rouge(from new Iberia) when I was 11 or so.

A car that didn’t require magazines/newspapers stuffed between the windshield and dash to keep it from rattling

Clothes bought from the mall, not the tg&y

Electricity and/or water never got turned off



FishinTygah84
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
Ordered from the Schwan man


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CSATiger
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
kids whose parents gave them cars


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
tg&y Remember those. Gibsons and Globe too.

Mom made her clothes, and did seamstress work for a few other people. She loved the patterns and fabric at TG&Y.

Kids without patches on pants were either girls or rich. I was just thinking how frugal people were in the 60's and 70's compared to today.

We didn't take vacations every year, but a few years pop saved enough cash for us to travel.

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GRTiger
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
Big house and/or the parents let the kids go to those 6-8 week out of state summer camps.


MorbidTheClown
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Baton Rouge
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
another thing was central air. we had attic fans and window units until i was about 15


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andwesway
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Member since Jun 2016
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
Rich was that one kid on my street that had the GI Joe Aircraft Carrier. Lucky, rich sumbitch.


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Topwater Trout
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
Going out to eat and private school


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BamaFanInTigerland
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
Having the GI Joe aircraft carrier.


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Grievous Angel
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
People with 2 story houses.


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Supermoto Tiger
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
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You can buy anything but health so rich can fuc right off.

And time. Everyone gets 24 hours a day. Doesn’t matter how wealthy you are, you can’t buy time.


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LSUtiger89
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
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You can buy anything but health so rich can fuc right off.


But you can afford better doctoral care. So maybe it can buy better health


FCP
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Member since Sep 2010
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
I ran a crew back when the Louisiana Lottery first became a thing. These guys were dirt poor, working on the farm for cash under the table. We would often talk about what we would do if we won the new lotto. I remember one dude saying that in addition to getting new rims for his ride, he would build an annex onto his trailer. That was it--new rims and a side room. Even as a teenager I was dumbfounded by that worldview. Win a few million in cash but no land, no house, not even a new car. Just rims and a covered porch.


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