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Entry for Wednesday:
God and life has been good to Sherry & I. We can remember times when finding a few dollars extra a month was tough. But there was always enough. We have always tried to live debt free, but it wasn’t always possible.
In my 40s I realized I was good with wood and worked as a carpenter. After building a few houses for others, I knew I could do this, and did. From that time on we have lived debt free.
We had parents who lived thru the depression and instilled in us, ‘pay as you go and put something back for a rainy day.’ Well the rainy day seldom came. Even during the late 70s when interest rates climbed into the 20% area, we had only one house on the market and were able to survive by selling it at cost.
I had friends who lost much and went bankrupt because they didn’t manage wisely. We came out of that period well.
So what I am saying we are thankful we are financially able to have all we need and some of just what we WANT. I remember my dear mom and dad helping others. It made them smile.
Sherry and I have enjoyed helping when we can. I’m smiling now. I did a medium size job for a lady awhile back and refused to take anything. She smiled real big and said, “Jack you will take something, I will be upset if you don’t. My husband passed away 8 years ago and yesterday I decided to clean his truck out. I found a large amount of money he had hidden in his truck. I don’t use the truck but have loaned it many times. I could not bring myself to sell the truck so I kept it. Now, he is 8 years later still taking care of me.”
I did take enough to cover materials. She is a real sweet heart.
So what I am trying to say I am no saint, but I remember when we could NOT help anyone much. Now at 81 I can still do small things. It is fun for me, and of course I get to show off, sorta like Rick’s writing and his honeybees.