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seagoat2 seagoat2 56-60, F 4 Answers Sep 24, 2012 in Parenting & Family

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I gotta smile whenever I see that Campbell's Chunky Soup commercial about putting the soup over rice for a meal. My mom always looking to stretch a dollar came up with that very meal back in the mid/late 70's. Rice or potatoes ... if she could cover those two staples with something to feed the family she would.<br />
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Dad and eggs. He covered his eggs with so much pepper you could barely see the white (always over easy) by the time he was finished seasoning them. I could never understand that ... I remember one time while peppering those eggs my youngest brother got a sneezing fit so bad from the pepper that was in the air.

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...your descriptions are so vivid!!!

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So many stories, and ones that I'll never know. Both are long gone. My dad was in the second world war and my mom was a war bride. My dad was 49 and my mom was 42 when I was born. My brother and sisters had already left home. I had to have been a mistake. What's bad is I can think of 200 bad stories for 1 good story. It wasn't a good childhood.

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...I am sorry about that, dj6927....I see you are a Capricorn...as am I...they say we are born "old" and grow "young"....life often gets easier &amp; gives us much morn happiness, joy, &amp; lightness as we get older...for we carried much when we were young. Blessings.

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Born old, grow young? Carried much when we were young? That's so true. I still feel 19. It's hard to see two teenage kids walking by and realize that they're mine. I feel more like they're friends.

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My mom one time made gravy, then put some in the dogs food, stirred it, put the spoon back the gravy skillet (my daughter & I saw, but my husband, whom I was mad at didn't) and served it.<br />
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My dad knocked out my first tooth when I was five. Not an accident.

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...that is an intense memory, cheysghost....

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I'm sure they don't know about EP. Does that count?

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