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post #7 of (permalink) Old 05-10-2020, 08:49
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Those of us of a certain age, who grew up during rationing, and had "make do and mend" parents get it. So, how do we convince the younger generation?

Having said that, Chris's mum went through the war years, was a widow on very low income, and so should have been thrifty, but was not. Her attitude to anything that was old was "just chuck it down the shute" (they lived in a flat) and buy a new one. So, is it up to parents? Chris is very much like his mum whereas my brothers and I are much more frugal having lived with our, very frugal, dad. No lights were ever left on, we only heated one room in the house, toilet paper was rationed etc etc.

Is it the same people who refuse to abide by the Covid 19 restrictions that also refuse to alter their lifestyle?
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