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Old 08-08-2014, 07:59 AM
Juliette La Bretonne
Location: Bretagne, FRANCE
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Originally Posted by Mahhammer View Post
Was it the South or Detroit? Nobody like those places, where did you live?
The rest of the world isn't as fortunate as Europe, don't look at Europe being the norm of life, most are not as fortunate.
I lived on the North Shore of Long Island. I owned the house free and clear, and, aside from my late husband's medical expenses, was debt free. I drove an old car, bought my clothes and my children's clothes at the charity shops, and always ate at home. No Christmas, not even for the kids, other then a turkey dinner, and whatever I could find in the thrift shops.

No up-to-date equipment, except the computer, and DSL (which I knew would be my way out).

I knew that something as simple as an attack of appendicitis, or a broken arm if a kid fell off a skateboard would mean I'd have to sell the house to pay the bills, after which we'd move into an apartment little by little using up what money was left from the sale until we had nothing.

All this as a result of my having been injured which resulted in a 'pre-existing condition' at the age of TEN.

The rest of the world isn't as fortunate as Europe... not even the US.

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