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learned to be a TW from where??

August 17th, 2006 at 03:58 am

Guess I learned it from my 85 yr old grandma maybe!! I visited her today she is so tight she has a taped up laundry basket!! And if you new granny like I do you would know she has plenty of money to buy a $3 laundry basket!! I guess I will buy her one this week she goes to a laundry matt in a town with about 200 people where I grew up in & everyone knows us I would really hate for everyone to think granny really has to use this basket. I think she wants people to think she is poor or something!!

So maybe I learned to be so frugal from her sorry she is just so funny I had to share oh did I mention we get her new clothes for xmas every year yet she has my mom but new elastic in her same pants she has had since the 70s she is saving her new clothes for a special occasion!! She had some shoes the last time I seen her & I liked them I asked her where she got them she named a store that has been closed so long I dont even remember it & I will soon be 30!! Too bad more people I guess are not as cheap as her!!

7 Responses to “learned to be a TW from where??”

  1. baselle Says:

    She's just going in deep frugal incognito. If you get her a new laundry basket, it will blow her cover. Smile

  2. Snoopy2645 Says:

    ya if I buy her a new one she wouldnt use it anyways just like the clothes I have bought her oh well at least I will know in my heart I tried!!

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Maybe she does want people to think she is poor. Does she live alone? A rich granny is a much bigger target for crooks.

  4. fern Says:

    My grandmother was like that too. She had brand new clothes that had been given as gifts neatly folded and stored in her dresser, but never worn. People of that generation, well, frugality is in their blood; i don't think they even worry about what others might think of them. Part of it, too, i think, is that they live frugally in order to benefit their family by leaving them a gretaer inheritance. That's how my grandmother used to think, God bless her.

  5. koppur Says:

    My Nana was the same way. Came from growing up in the 20's during the Depression. We could all learn a bit from them!

  6. homebody Says:

    Oh gosh, my mother is the same way. Born in 1929... I wish she would recarpet her house and quit saving lid cans and plastic bags!

    She doesn't even spend her pension each month, much less her IRA money she has to take out each year....

    She lives in a paid off house on property her and dad bought the year I was born. The original house was burned down as a training exercise by the local fire dept. Mom's house was built by the local JC contruction classes.

    Thank goodness she does take care of the outside of it, but after 20 years, the inside is starting to look a bit shabby and it would be that much to replace the carpet.... oh well....

  7. Champion Cheapskate Says:

    Experience is the best teacher. Your grandma's wisdom sounds priceless. She seems to enjoy it too.

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