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All my truly favorite foods are cheap, processed things (they're the things I reach for when I want "comfort" foods).  

I don't spend windfalls on crap...but I do have the horrible habit of spending on little luxuries (because I deserve it and if I don't get it I will feel "deprived" and blah blah blah) that I justify by saying I have the money (which I do) even though the money quickly adds up and could be much better spent. Like 20$ on a crepe yesterday for breakfast.
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Not maysay!

Just kidding, it's good to treat urself sometimes
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SMH this article sounds like college... but I was happy poor back then. :)
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I didn't grow up poor and didn't even know what food stamps were until I was 18 and met my then boyfriend who told me that I could get some since I was 18, so I did, just because!!

I didn't know what poor was until I moved out on my own at 19 with a kid and lost my job and had to get on public assistance! So I can relate to some of that!
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I can relate to Cream & Farra !!
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Originally posted by Derri Derri wrote:

Country poor sounds a lot like Caribbean poor.
I guess when I move  back to Caribbean I'll be living country poor richly. 
Cause there's nothing I want more than to grow my own food, and in Guyana....that's more than possible. I walk down the streets and pick bananas and mangoes off of trees  that line the roadside. The birds and the animals eat them, and children playing in the street use the green mangoes to play cricket. 
For a lot of my childhood we were very well off, rich even. But my mother still grew her own veggies in the garden downstairs, we had all kinds of fruit trees in our backyards, we had our own chickens and our own eggs, our neighbors had cows and that's where we got our milk. 

Frikken loved that life. I wish I could eat real food again. When I go to the grocery store I tell my mom, don't buy pick up apples for me because apples ain't pose to shine.  
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My dad is an engineer and we didn't grow up poor, but my parents were raised poor so some of these things they sort of passed on.

None of that stuff about food and food stamps I can relate to, but the money vs poor mentality is kinda applies to me. I was better at saving when I was little because they MADE us save.
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as a kid I use to ask my mom for stuff... little things... and she would always say ... "No" 
like always , right. .. 

So I just stopped asking cause I knew what the answer would be.

So I've pretty much built my life around the idea that I will never have to ask anybody for anything.
I dont want any gifts for xmas... or bday or anyday. ... I even talk myself out of insignificant stuff.
I can say that it has ruined (not insanely) some of my relationships also. Like when I was with an x of mind I never asked her for anything... and she would ask me things like

"what do you want from me?" And I'm like ... " I dont know.. nothing really" 
I can imagine how that would be frustrating to deal with

All because of my super modest upbringing 
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we had muscadine / scuppernong vines when I was a kid (at grandma's) . I like the bronze ones  even tho   they make my mouth itch


 


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All the fruit here swells and itches my mouth..I can only eat fruit in the can. When I go back home 1st thing after getting off the plane is: WHERE IS THE PERSON WIT THE PINEAPPLES STAT!!
 
I grew up poor but didnt know it. We thought we were well off becos we went to catholic school and paid tuition...We still couldn't have anything. Juice was like gold in my house. My mom would dilute the gallon half way with waterStern Smile.
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