Re: February Streetwise: This or That

02/01/18 - posted by Paul Judge

Thank you Frank, you’ve composed a grand list of comparisons from a time and place sure to evoke recollections and response far and wide. What comes to mind reading this column is the frugality of home economics practiced by a stay at home mom of five kids, a dad working on the waterfront to support a family, pay a mortgage and tuition to send most the kids through parochial schools. At the same time though we kids may have pined for ‘less crust and more toppings’ we weren’t denied nurturing, safety and encouragement to later pursue ‘our wants’. Our parent’s love and common sense, their high school educated smarts and the security offered by an ILWU job provided plenty to our Outer Richmond household.

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