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Drury01
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re: What did “being rich” mean to you when you were a kid
Kids with free lunch at school had to get a ticket from the teacher to give to the cafeteria lady. I was too embarrassed to get a ticket, so I skipped lunch that year. Thankfully we moved that summer.


ConfusedHawgInMO
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A brick home, a TV with a remote, central h&a. Grew up without any of those until I was in jr high, I was turning the antenna, sleeping under 6 quilts, & scorching my jeans on the stove until I was 13 I guess. Even at that I was 1 of 2 kids in my class (less than 20) that wasn't on free lunch at school, so they probably thought I was the rich one.


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The Pirate King
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i thought all old people had a lot of money until i was like 12 because my grandparents had nice (second) homes, cars, and were always taking vacations


If you budget your money properly and don’t take on mountains of debt to keep up with the Joneses, most middle-class people can afford to do this kind of stuff when they retire.


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JesusHasAMacTat
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Member since Oct 2021
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Boat/lake house.

When you high school buddies take a boat out you think they rich AF


Telecaster
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Having a pair of Beatle boots and a set of Ludwig gold metal flake drums like Ringo Starr had.


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chrome_daddy
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in the 70's, I thought it was those people that lived in those grand houses on the battery in Charleston SC. Never knew any of them.

We weren't poor but
- never took vacations, just camped at the lake in a tent
- i bought my first car, paid for insurance, gas, clothes
- worked for any spending money since i was 12
- Dad was frugal...could fix anything...remember trying to sleep at night in the summer while he was waiting for parts to fix the AC
- didn't have a pool but the typical 1/4 acre backyard was mostly garden...parents grew as much food as they could and put it all up

Never new any "rich" folks until i moved to Natchitoches Parish in 1979, where I met baws whose folks owned 2,000 acre cotton farms, people that had houses and docks on Cane River Lake, owned businesses in town, lawyers doctors and professors kids. This blue collar kid learned about the vast divide between the haves and havenots.


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AllDayEveryDay
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Having a home with landscape lighting.

I now have a home with landscape lighting. I feel pretty good about it.


real turf fan
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Having more than one pet.
Then we visited cousins in Illinois and they had part of a lake for fishing but not for swimming, a whole lake for fishing!
The a lawyer neighbor took over settling an estate near D.C. and everybody (grownups) started talking about how he was getting rich handling their estate as he slowly found relatives to inherit it from them.


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tduecen
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Owning a mustang


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SirSaintly
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Going to Europe every summer and Vail every Spring Break. My buddy's family was loaded.

We lived a more normal upper middle class lifestyle although I was in my early 20's when I finally realized that everyone didn't pay cash for new cars. I didn't even know financing a car was a thing


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VanRIch
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Your dad made 6 figures. Now 6 figures doesn’t go very far.


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The Cool No 9
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Kids who were able to get docs oakleys and Tommy Hilfiger at will. I had to mow some grass to get mine I highly doubt any of them touched a weed eater for theirs
This post was edited on 10/26 at 7:09 pm


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Nicky Parrish
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Having an Impala instead of a Bel Air.


RogerTheShrubber
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Another, automatic transmission.



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kywildcatfanone
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People who went on vacation. I never went one one vacation with my parents unless you count a 1 day family reunion 20 miles from our house.

I didn't go on a vacation, like a few days out of state till I finished college.


RogerTheShrubber
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I didn't go on a vacation, like a few days out of state till I finished college.


We didnt have a TV, we didn't celebrate Christmas or do birthday presents.

If I wanted it, I mowed yards. We did do at least two cool vacations though when I was young.


Trevaylin
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south texas
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air conditioning

color tv

5- 20 gauge shells to hunt ducks in the morning


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dgnx6
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if your friends parents had a used caravan vs a new suburban


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QuietTiger
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First it meant having a color TV, then it became a car, both for the fam, way to young to drive.


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Darth_Vader
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Living in town where there was cable. We lived out in the country and had three channels. And to get one of them you had to go outside and turn the antenna.


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