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« Reply #50 on: April 15, 2014, 05:15:57 PM »

So po we had to put the or in lay-away.

Pretty poor for most of my early childhood, then my mom landed a great job, and things turned around for us big time (still there after 30+ years).

Despite the poverty, I can still say I had a great childhood, and those "lean" years gave me a toughness that has helped me throughout my adult life.
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« Reply #51 on: April 15, 2014, 05:16:54 PM »

so poor my parents couldnt afford a bentley Sad
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« Reply #52 on: April 15, 2014, 08:43:28 PM »

As new immigrants to a country we were poor, never had sodas, ate at restaurants, never had a holiday, but it installed a will and drive in me that i am eternally grateful to my parents for to this day
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« Reply #53 on: April 15, 2014, 09:04:51 PM »

we got WIC... they brought milk, Kix cereal, eggs and cheese.
We used to wait on the corner in the snow in akron, OH... waiting for uncle to drive by after work so he could take us someplace.   we had AMHA housing... made our way from the crack neighborhood to trailer park in south florida. 
mac n chz, and tuna patties 4 nights a week, bologna the other 3 nights.  meals on wheels for summer.

these days, being middle class feels like millionaire status Smiley 
4 BR house with double den > double wide trailer with palmetto bugs falling thru holes in roof. 
Can't stop smiling, looking back at those days. 

Great honesty of peace..

240 = awesomely dedicated dude raising great kids. I'm proud of you chief. We've talked about this before.

Had it pretty rough too early on, before my dad and my adoptive mom extracted me from misery. Going to the church to get clothes. People showing up with handouts, powdered milk next to a 6 pack and a 2 liter of pepsi....  being beat up for no reasons with a 1980's phone receiver because I wanted to talk to my dad... worse was being thrown on the porch naked because I was crying that I missed my dad lol... then hit me with the screen door... 8 or 9 stitches on the forehead. that's when my dad called it quit and saved me from her. She killed herself a couple of years ago. Bon Débarras.


I was lucky enough to get adopted by one of the greatest lady in the world who took me in as her son. Case closed. She loved my dad and loved me so much that she wanted more lil' Alexes... then came my sister and two brothers.. they owe me big time, I sealed the deal for my dad  Cool.

Life = not morally linear. but if you survive and have faith, things always work out.

Today we're one united family (of war) and absolutely inseparable. We all look alike and dominate with love  Cool
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« Reply #54 on: April 15, 2014, 11:57:42 PM »

We were so po we couldn't afford the last two letters
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« Reply #55 on: April 16, 2014, 12:00:17 AM »

So po we had to put the or in lay-away.

Pretty poor for most of my early childhood, then my mom landed a great job, and things turned around for us big time (still there after 30+ years).

Despite the poverty, I can still say I had a great childhood, and those "lean" years gave me a toughness that has helped me throughout my adult life.
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« Reply #56 on: April 16, 2014, 12:09:09 AM »

We were so poor, my family bulked up in Auschwitz.
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« Reply #57 on: April 16, 2014, 02:25:23 AM »

Great honesty of peace..

240 = awesomely dedicated dude raising great kids. I'm proud of you chief. We've talked about this before.

Had it pretty rough too early on, before my dad and my adoptive mom extracted me from misery. Going to the church to get clothes. People showing up with handouts, powdered milk next to a 6 pack and a 2 liter of pepsi....  being beat up for no reasons with a 1980's phone receiver because I wanted to talk to my dad... worse was being thrown on the porch naked because I was crying that I missed my dad lol... then hit me with the screen door... 8 or 9 stitches on the forehead. that's when my dad called it quit and saved me from her. She killed herself a couple of years ago. Bon Débarras.


I was lucky enough to get adopted by one of the greatest lady in the world who took me in as her son. Case closed. She loved my dad and loved me so much that she wanted more lil' Alexes... then came my sister and two brothers.. they owe me big time, I sealed the deal for my dad  Cool.

Life = not morally linear. but if you survive and have faith, things always work out.

Today we're one united family (of war) and absolutely inseparable. We all look alike and dominate with love  Cool
shit, did it leave any scars from growing up like that? Storys like this that makes me grateful of my childhood, we didnt go to restaurants or by the lateat toys but we where raised by loving parents and had food on our table
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« Reply #58 on: April 16, 2014, 02:37:55 AM »

ah fuck didn't see that Sad

sometimes it pays to shut your cock-sucker, and open your peter-gazers.

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« Reply #59 on: April 16, 2014, 03:26:24 AM »


I grew up with 2 German Schmeisser machine guns & playing Al Capone in Ford Galaxy 63 & Chevy Monte Carlo 1970 (what a car),
2 Willy Jeeps.My old man was obsess with big American vehicles, at 1 stage there was 6 of them  Roll Eyes, great time,replica pistols &
revolvers,watching Fords classic westerns,......................fuck there is nothing like childhood  Tongue
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« Reply #60 on: April 16, 2014, 03:37:35 AM »

I grew up with 2 German Schmeisser machine guns & playing Al Capone in Ford Galaxy 63 & Chevy Monte Carlo 1970 (what a car),
2 Willy Jeeps.My old man was obsess with big American vehicles, at 1 stage there was 6 of them  Roll Eyes, great time,replica pistols &
revolvers,watching Fords classic westerns,......................fuck there is nothing like childhood  Tongue
i workwith a 45 year old australien dude he told me 30 years ago you could in australia buy willys jeeps and military harleys cheap as fuck ,stored  i n military containers  since the ending of ww2 and many where never used and as new
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« Reply #61 on: April 16, 2014, 03:52:15 PM »

i workwith a 45 year old australien dude he told me 30 years ago you could in australia buy willys jeeps and military harleys cheap as fuck ,stored  i n military containers  since the ending of ww2 and many where never used and as new

www.mdjuan.com , they still make Willy on Philippines  Cheesy

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« Reply #62 on: April 16, 2014, 09:34:17 PM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13JK5kChbRw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13JK5kChbRw</a>

EDIT: terribly sorry - this has already been posted
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« Reply #63 on: April 16, 2014, 09:47:07 PM »

So po we had to put the or in lay-away.

Pretty poor for most of my early childhood, then my mom landed a great job, and things turned around for us big time (still there after 30+ years).

Despite the poverty, I can still say I had a great childhood, and those "lean" years gave me a toughness that has helped me throughout my adult life.

Awesome. I bet your mom was very loving and caring.. all that counts.

Good parenthood = foundation to a great upbringing.
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« Reply #64 on: April 16, 2014, 10:33:55 PM »

So poor we couldn't even afford water. We had to mix our own Hydrogen and Oxygen together. Thankfully things have gotten better now...
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« Reply #65 on: April 16, 2014, 11:54:03 PM »

I grew up with 2 German Schmeisser machine guns & playing Al Capone in Ford Galaxy 63 & Chevy Monte Carlo 1970 (what a car),
2 Willy Jeeps.My old man was obsess with big American vehicles, at 1 stage there was 6 of them  Roll Eyes, great time,replica pistols &
revolvers,watching Fords classic westerns,......................fuck there is nothing like childhood  Tongue

You're just a likeable guy!!!  Grin
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« Reply #66 on: April 16, 2014, 11:54:36 PM »

So poor we couldn't even afford water. We had to mix our own Hydrogen and Oxygen together. Thankfully things have gotten better now...

Awesome ROFL!!!  Grin
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« Reply #67 on: April 16, 2014, 11:56:06 PM »

You're just a likeable guy!!!  Grin

whats wrong roger Huh Roll Eyes

no more yank pistol Grin Grin Huh

maybe neegars has "classic havana films"  Tongue Tongue
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« Reply #68 on: April 17, 2014, 12:27:21 AM »

whats wrong roger Huh Roll Eyes

no more yank pistol Grin Grin Huh

maybe neegars has "classic havana films"  Tongue Tongue

U a clearly  Grin trolling yours mark here.  Roll Eyes Cool

Well done.

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« Reply #69 on: April 17, 2014, 09:48:19 PM »

whats wrong roger Huh Roll Eyes

no more yank pistol Grin Grin Huh

maybe neegars has "classic havana films"  Tongue Tongue

hahahahahha fucking dead on impression!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would love to know that guy in real life.  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #70 on: April 17, 2014, 09:53:21 PM »

Pretty poor but my parents were real bad with money plus a little gambling addiction mixed in for good measure. I remember once going to school and in my lunchbox was a govt cheese sandwich and cheeses sticks. Good thing I liked cheese, still do.  Grin

I shouldn't complain too much about my childhood but it could have been way better if my parents had their heads on straight. At least it taught me what NOT to do.
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« Reply #71 on: April 17, 2014, 11:19:15 PM »

Pretty poor but my parents were real bad with money plus a little gambling addiction mixed in for good measure. I remember once going to school and in my lunchbox was a govt cheese sandwich and cheeses sticks. Good thing I liked cheese, still do.  Grin

I shouldn't complain too much about my childhood but it could have been way better if my parents had their heads on straight. At least it taught me what NOT to do.

Sorry bro, but I legit lol'd when I read the "plus a little gambling addiction mixed in for good measure." part!!  Grin
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« Reply #72 on: April 17, 2014, 11:45:41 PM »

Sorry bro, but I legit lol'd when I read the "plus a little gambling addiction mixed in for good measure." part!!  Grin

 Cheesy

Yeah, as if being terrible with money and gravitating towards debt wasn't bad enough.  Lips sealed
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« Reply #73 on: April 17, 2014, 11:52:18 PM »

Cheesy

Yeah, as if being terrible with money and gravitating towards debt wasn't bad enough.  Lips sealed

 Cheesy

Something must of gone right though, cause that situation spawned one of the best human beings on getbig!!

Same with our friend Rosicrucian.

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« Reply #74 on: April 18, 2014, 02:22:49 AM »

Cheesy

Something must of gone right though, cause that situation spawned one of the best human beings on getbig!!

Same with our friend Rosicrucian.

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Roger that  Cool


Just my thoughts but when it comes to challenges in your upbringing, I think it's a "sink or swim" type of situation. Either you learn from it and use it to harden your psyche and learn the "don'ts"  or go in the same direction all balls... kinda of an acceleration in natural selection if this makes any sense; the genetics strains have excessive traits but will the next generation use it in a more productive way?

Much like Calfy, I wouldn't be where I am today without this "challenging" part of my life. That "fire in my belly" was extremely strong late teens and early twenties.
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