True conservatives, I’m disposed to believe, spend money on things they need; only, and after much deliberation, on things they really need, then with hesitation and thoughts of tomorrow and the day after. They aren’t into display or stuff like that.
Some months ago I copied most of my neighbors in quiet celebration of a neighbor whose wife worked three jobs, and he four, winning the Lottery. They won Ten Million.
Today’s conversation with Housekeeper revealed that she had talked with the Lady whose husband won the money. It appears that:
- They live in the same house.
- In the same town.
- Neither has stopped working at any of the jobs.
- Their kids attend the same schools.
- That they have spent some of the money:
a. Three lawn mowers. One for themselves and one each for the Mother-in-Laws.
b. Three vehicles. Used. None newer than five years back. One truck for him for a work truck. One for a Mother-in-Law. And a Mini-van for the Lady to replace her twenty year old truck she used for work transportation. “It was about worn out: the Lady reported.
There are other things one could probably surmise from all this, but up front and center – “ “Most of the money we invested.”.
Conservative. That’s what it is.
From the reaches,