Shabby Town

Shabby Town

by Michael Hemmingson
     
 
I was between jobs and felt just awful. Karin wasn't happy. We were surviving on her paychecks. It's not easy for two people to live on one income.

I was sitting in my car, smoking a cigarette and sipping from a half-pint of Teacher's. The car was parked in the grocery store lot.
Karin had given me two $20 bills and said, "Go get us some groceries,
enough for

Overview

I was between jobs and felt just awful. Karin wasn't happy. We were surviving on her paychecks. It's not easy for two people to live on one income.

I was sitting in my car, smoking a cigarette and sipping from a half-pint of Teacher's. The car was parked in the grocery store lot.
Karin had given me two $20 bills and said, "Go get us some groceries,
enough for the week, so we won't starve to death." She always sent me grocery shopping. I was good at finding the best bargains and stretching a buck.

You get skilled at this sort of thing when you've been broke all your life. I'd been poor going on thirty-five years. It was a condition you slowly learn to embrace and accept.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596548695
Publisher:
Disruptive Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.28(d)

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