Originally Posted by indydebi
Originally Posted by jackmo
i was told about a older lady told my husband how they fared during the great depression. She told him people made it by begging borrowing and stealing.
My MIL tells us that she lived next to a railroad track and they got lots of "bums" come to their house, but they ALWAYS asked if there was any WORK they could do for a meal. I 'm sure there are lots of examples going both ways ... just wanted to share the other side, too.
My question to all: If you were backed up in a corner financially to the point of loosing all , what will You do? It takes a lot of faith and integrity not to do anything illegal.[/quote] That's almost an insulting question. It implies that anyone would do "anything", which is I do not believe to be true at all.
Been there. I was actually considered one of the statistically "Homeless" people. My ex husband filed bankruptcy, which meant I had to pay ALL of the marital bills. I couldn't afford an apartment for me and my two kids anymore, so I was forced to move the 3 of us into one room in my parents house for 9 months. Yes, I had a roof over my head, but statistically that is considered homeless. I got paid every two weeks and by the time I paid my bills, I had barely enough money leftover for gas to get to work. I learned to drink coffee then because I could drink it for free at work. My sister gave me a key to her house so I could go there on my lunch hour and raid her refrigerator once in awhile.
Didn't sell cakes from my mom's kitchen, didn't grow pot in my dad's garage, didn't accept money from men for "a night on the town".
I lost it all. And I worked hard one day at a time to show my children how you get thru the bad times. The right way. 25 years later, I have the best reward of all ..... my children tell their friends about their great mom who did "anything it took" to raise them right when times were hard." I have been through so much that I don't fear any more. Maybe it is the failures that have taught me to love to succeed or maybe it's the rejections that have toughened me." --- Author UnknownCharacter is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught. ----J.C. Watts
i am not here to insult snybody. If it don't apply to you or anybody, don't take offense.
i have heard of people saying that they will not go hungry and they will to anything to to not be that. I wish people would stop taking things so personal. Maybe you haven't here that where you live. But i live near a city that everyday somebody is robbing and killing to get what they want.