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Pearl Harbor Day

December 7th, 2010 at 04:30 pm

December 7 is Pearl Harbor Day. My parents married just after Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941. They will be married 69 years on December 21st.
They are an amazing couple.
They learned to be frugal through growing up on farms and living through the depression.
They have never been rich but they have lived comfortably and had nice homes and cars.
My dad took early retirement at 62 and my mother never worked outside the home.
They are both now 88. They have really enjoyed their retirment years. I hope my husband and I can do as well.
Tom Brokow wrote a book about their time called "The Greatest Generation."
They have seen amazing changes in their lives. From riding in horse drawn wagons to the space age.
My mother was the "boy" in her family of five girls. She would drive the team and plow for her daddy.
They moved to California from Texas just after they married and Dad got a job in an aircraft factory.
They had their first child in California a year later.

They have lived a long time and lived well. Sure hope they make it to their 70th wedding anniversary next year.

I bought 3 - twelve packs of diet coke at CVS today for $7 after the Extra bucks reward. That's just $2.33 per 12-pack.
Also found a quarter today while I was filling up with gas. Yippee!
New found money total = $3.49

4 Responses to “Pearl Harbor Day”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    That's beautiful. My grandparents were the same way. together since 14. They made it to 60 years before they both passed on.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    We are celebrating my uncle's 90th birthday this weekend. He and his wife are still together after -- I don't know how many years! They were married after WWII ended -- he was a Navy officer who fought in Iwo Jima. They truly were the greatest generation.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    Congratulations on your parents anniversary. I know you are proud of them!!!

  4. Jerry Says:

    They were the greatest generation, and their sacrifices truly did lead them to save the world at that time. I fear that there are very few people these days who have the ability or willingness to do what they did... and the times are such that we need them even more! Too many people are only thinking about consumerism, without the insurance of discipline and frugality that were/are hallmarks of that generation. Thanks for sharing that...

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