Originally posted by chise61
This is exactly what i was talking about. Even with all these agencies that you said are there to help people, public aide, WIC, churches you still
couldn't go to the doctor, had to give your children a bath outside in a storage container because you didn't have an indoor tub? You had to feed
your children popcorn with sugar because that's all you had.
I didn't ask for help as far as money and food.
Although my children had medicaid.
My husband worked construction, (as he still does)
I just tried to budget our money when he had work.
I used bar soap as clothes detergent by using a cheese grater, It WORKS!
I learned how to heat food up on our natural gas radient heater, when we had no power.
I also had a lot of peace. No annoying phone calls.
My children didn't fight over cartoons or fancy toys.
They didn't starve.
Sometimes some of my neighbors would have extra, that they got from a church and it was a LOT, they (Not knowing of our needs) would bring me some.
Here's a picture of my oldest taking a bath.
Does he look unhappy or mistreated?
No, because he nor his brother were.
The pioneers did much more with much less.
We had and still have a lot of free fun.
I went from Pre-K to cleaning condos BEFORE I worked at DQ, but, after that I worked at a factory and had a babysitter.
I've had LOTS of other jobs besides these with different babysitters and I didn't have government help.
My point about the percentages of rape abortions are that they are not tracked, because it's probably much LOWER than 2%.
[edit on 1-9-2008 by Clearskies]