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KathiMurphyBayer

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There is no looking back.  I think we all do what we think is best for our children. I wish I could have paid for their educations but I also believe they will appreciate it more if they have to work to attain their goals.

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Hey, parents, go easy on yourselves.  In retrospect, most of us can say we could have done better.  Don't let that outweigh all you have done well.  Geez, educating one child is a huge task to say nothing of two or more.  And in truth, as important as education is, it is not the most important thing we give our children. 

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$35.00 per mo. at the seminary, that included room and board! My parents were sorry to see loose my vocation.

It was also 35 at La Salle as I remember but then again I was eating at home and needed transportation. I did part time work, first at the Grand Union, then bent sheet metal to build hot dog carts to earn my spending money.

I paid around 90k for my daughters private h.s. education. 7-12 grades. Which was kinda worth it seeing how she got half scholarship to Beloit.
My son wanted to attend a school out of district for high school, so we decided to move to a different town. It is turning out that it would have been cheeper just to pay the tuition.

Ah, if they do the same for their kids that will be payback enough.

Gotta go buy my lottery tickets now.

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LMAO!!... Terry, I've been buying Lottery tickets for about 25 years now- I think I won about $200.00 during all that time...If I kept all the money I spent on Lottery tickets, I would probably have enough to buy a new car by now...Well, like they say "you've gotta be in it to win it"..Maybe someday we'll be millionaires, huh?....LOL....KJF'66.

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I like your eye chart Terry.


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I give a lot of credit to those of you who juggled jobs while still in h.s.  I didn't work until college - summers and vacations in various stores (remember Mays and Grant's (which was a lot like Woolworths and was actually right next to it on Jamaica Avenue)?  I also worked for the Post Office sorting mail.  My three sons worked during summers in college, and we paid most of the bills.  Two also attended law school and we helped out A LOT.  It's a good thing that I like to work because I am looking forward to next year when the youngest will have graduated law school and I will actually get to keep a check or two!
Are they grateful for what we've done?  Frankly, it varies with each one.  I guess it's a function of their own personality and not so much what we did or didn't do right.  We all did the best we could, and we just have to leave it at that.  One thing that our generation did too much of - and still does - is to beat ourselves up over too many things.  We believed that we were going to change the world (a tall order!) and we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to outdo our parents and to have it all.  As I look back, I wish that I hadn't always been so hard on myself and had so little confidence.  But - c'est la vie!
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