mom sacrificed herself for us
July 13, 2016 9:24pm CST
I was just reading a discussion belonging to @Celticeagle and it brought something similar to my mind. We had very little money growing up but I never knew it. I never went hungry. I was always clean and we lived in a three bedroom home that dad built. I was born and brought home to this house. So we always had breakfast before going to school. Dad made cooked cereal. Sometimes it was cream of wheat. He put chocolate cocoa and sugar in it so we would like it. He also made corn cereal by cooking up corn bread makings. It was good with sugar in it. So my brother and I never knew we were poor. Lunches were at school. They were 30 cents a day. Mom gave me $2.10 to buy a week worth of meal tickets. The food was good. Supper was always plenty. We had smashed potatoes made from real spuds and butter and milk. Dad would make lots of pasta meals. Dad cooked big noodles, and tomato sauce with chopped tomatoes in it. Mom made lots of steak, pork chop, and hamburger meals. So I never understood that mom and dad went hungry and ate crackers and cheese when there wasn't enough for a second helping of food. I think if everyone ate just one serving they wouldn't have had to go without eating. I don't know. It shows tremendous love for us that mom would miss meals so we ate. I remember dad eating 2 boiled potatoes. He mashed them on his plate and cut onions up on his. I had no idea he wasn't eating our whole supper, but he sacrificed too. Knowing this as an adult shows tremendous love.