Any man can create a baby. It takes a special kind of man to be a father and create a family. My father and mother had their share of problems over the years, but I never felt that either one would leave our home in anger. They stayed together for 36 years. My father died at age 56 of cancer. I miss you, Dad.
My personal war on the recession has been to continue spending at the same levels as I always have. But now I spend cash instead of putting it on credit cards and giving the banks more of my money. I don’t leave much money in the bank, either. I keep the minimum balance so I don’t have to pay a monthly maintenance fee. I never ever ever bounce a check. The banks are not going to get rich off of me.