Anyway,

@JimBo452020 (62669)
Montrose, Scotland
October 12, 2021 7:49pm CST
My mother Would drop me off at school about 5 minutes late every morning. I would get detention And she wouldn't have to pay for childcare Why I remembered that I don't know, just did. And that triggered this Same school, private school, grey socks. She put me.to school in white socks Helluva row with the headteacher My dad, Hard working man, gave her the wage packet every week, never missed. She gave him pocket money Enough to buy a magazine every week, Dog World it was called. One week, he dropped the 10p Poor sod came into the house and asked for another 10p She refused. I was 8, and had more money than my dad. He wouldn't take the 10p from me. Well feel free to comment Never posted me before very much.
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@RebeccasFarm (47244)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
13 Oct
Thats a bit harsh Id say Jim. Mean was she?
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
That would be a compliment
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
13 Oct
@JimBo452020 I understand..just wow, so sorry about that too. Must have been immensely difficult for you and Dad. She sounds a very domineering woman.
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
@RebeccasFarm Nah life was a breeze, I had an alternative life at my grandparents, And Dad just put up with it lol The Xmas.Rope ,
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@rakski (100942)
• Philippines
13 Oct
oh wow, did she had a lot of savings?
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
No idea Raquel. Wouldn't have thought so
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@rakski (100942)
• Philippines
13 Oct
@JimBo452020 of course, you were young then
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
@rakski She had a new car every two years Nice furniture I went to private school Wouldn't have thought much left to save
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@LadyDuck (358601)
• Switzerland
13 Oct
I feel sorry for your father, very sorry. Your mother was very strict, but not a lovely caring wife, this is my opinion.
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
Or loving caring mother
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@LadyDuck (358601)
• Switzerland
13 Oct
@JimBo452020 Correct, or loving caring mother.
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
@LadyDuck Self centered , no empathy, nasty
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• Philippines
13 Oct
So was she good at handling the finances? Did you ever ran out or lacked things? It sounds like she didn't want to be a mother. And your father sacrificed everything. And you were good at money at an early age.
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
No she wasn't good at finances She bought a lot of stuff on hire purchase We always had enough to eat and was always clean If she didnt want to be a mother she should have kept them closed Oh I was about 13 years old and could earn more than both my parents put together I am still good with money
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• Philippines
13 Oct
@JimBo452020 And you're not an only child, either, so why didn't she go on birth control or talk to you dad that one kid was enough? I'm glad she at least made sure the basics were met. How did you earn money and how did you know how to handle them?
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
@merrybelle2021 who knows. Oh hey, we went to good schools, nice houses, good clothes, well fed, The basics were not even relevant to us I worked on the farm Fruit picking etc I had a paper round Washed dishes in a hotel Cut grass Washed windows and cars I was a money making machine I still am lol when I want to be
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@allknowing (100856)
• India
14 Oct
Your father gave it all away it looked like - his freedom.
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
14 Oct
Aye. Ain't that the truth The freedom to express himself.
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@allknowing (100856)
• India
14 Oct
@JimBo452020 Why did he do it? Strange.
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
14 Oct
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@celticeagle (125254)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Oct
I wonder if he knew he would squander the money if he didn't give it to her.
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
No he wouldn't have. Every penny went into making sure we had.
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@celticeagle (125254)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Oct
@JimBo452020 ......Sounds like a good dad.
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
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@jobelbojel (26465)
• Philippines
13 Oct
Poor dad he only got to get pocket money from mom.
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
Yes. Every week for about 20 years he surrendered his wage packet and his self esteem to her
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@jobelbojel (26465)
• Philippines
13 Oct
@JimBo452020 but he is a good guy surrending his money to his wife, your mother.
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
@jobelbojel He was a good man.
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@Nawsheen (24741)
• Mauritius
13 Oct
I feel so sad for your dad. I guess your mom was managing the finances to make sure that sufficient money was available to allow you all to live a good life
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
No she spent it all on cars and furniture Always paying things on hire purchase.
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@Nawsheen (24741)
• Mauritius
14 Oct
@JimBo452020 Your dad seemed to be a good man I would say.
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
14 Oct
@ Nawsheen I think so. He tried his best. Worked hard All he did wrong was to marry the wrong woman
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@Sojourn (12123)
• India
13 Oct
I hope your father had anybody to look after him (your mom) when he got very old, if that was not the case that's very unfair and unjust.
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
They got divorced when I was 21. Both remarried. And he married an even worse woman.
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@Sojourn (12123)
• India
13 Oct
@JimBo452020 So unfortunate.
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
@Sojourn Aye Unfortunate doesn't even come close to reallity
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@GardenGerty (139037)
• United States
13 Oct
Wow, how tight! I knew a woman once who would linger behind when her husband paid for a restaurant meal and she would pick the tip up off the table and pocket it.
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
That woman could have been from Aberdeen.
@lovebuglena (33098)
• Staten Island, New York
13 Oct
I am not sure I completely understand what happened in the paragraph about your dad.
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
I thought it reads quite clear.
@JudyEv (254830)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Oct
That all sounds pretty tough. Some kids have to put up with a lot.
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
Never thought about it until very recently. Just trying to work out why stuff happened etc
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@wolfgirl569 (48689)
• Marion, Ohio
13 Oct
She was a very smart woman it sounds like
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
Really smart Told me if abortion had been legal when she was pregnant with me that she would have had one
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@sharon6345 (289163)
• United States
13 Oct
I can't comment but Have a nice night.
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
You too Sharon
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@RasmaSandra (47041)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
13 Oct
So mom was the one to put down the law and order, Sounds like a brought go of it you had and especially your dad,
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@JimBo452020 (62669)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
It wasn't law and order. It's hard to explain
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@Tampa_girl7 (47130)
• United States
13 Oct
Those are sad memories.
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