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In Other Words, poor…

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Here is my story this week.
It’s based on a childhood memory I have of my brother.

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Get your butt in the house this minute, young man! I’ve had it with your shenanigans and now you’re going to pay a pretty price for the mess you made.

I’m sorry but I can’t pay a pretty price because I don’t have any money. I am not a man, Mommy. I am just a poor little boy.

27 thoughts on “In Other Words, poor…

        1. I am catching up on comments now and will write a short post as soon as I finish. I think I need some time away from the computer so will be AWOL for awhile. But I will return!

  1. Here is mine:
    I’m as poor as a church mouse, barely making ends meet.
    When I was a kid we lived, all ten of us in a house by the train line, the 6.25 woke us up every morning.
    That’s nothing we lived beside a river that woke us when it flooded every morning.
    We were so poor we grew up eating our parents regurgitated breakfast, you get used to it after a while.
    Huh, you think you are poor, we lived in a box, all fifteen of us, on a train line bedside a flooding river, our father flogged us every day for being poor and sent us to work in a factory bending bananas.

    1. Everybody wants the last word, don’t they? Reminds me of my father who always had a story about how hard he had it as a kid whenever we complained. Thanks for sharing your story, Michael.

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