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Father went to college
Father finished college
Mother went to college
Mother finished college
Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor - (My dad was a professor in Michigan and Idaho before the private sector beckoned.)
Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers
Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
Had more than 500 books in your childhood home
Heck, I bet we had over 1000!
Were read children's books by a parent
Some of my earliest memories are of sitting on my dad's lap as he read Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz.
Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18
Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18
Piano and swimming and an oil painting class once.
The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively (HAHAHAHAHANO.)
Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs
I'd like to note I'm paying them back.
Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
Not all...I had to pay room and board and supplies whilst in Canada.
Went to a private high school
Went to summer camp (church girls camp. I'll count it but I always wanted to go on one of those long summer camps I read about in books. They sounded like super big fun.)
Had a private tutor before you turned 18
No...but I remember long hours with my parents trying to help me understand fractions in 4th grade. They made me angry and wondered why we didn't just toss fractions out the window and use the decimal system!
Family vacations involved staying at hotels With 5 kids many times we slept out on the floor or out in the van with the dog. I know there were times I was actually inside the hotel on the floor but I remember more the times sleeping out in the van with the dog. The worst part was the bright lights outside!!! Sounds crazy now, letting your kid sleep outside in the vehicle!
Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
Nope! Second daughter!
Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them
There was original art in your house when you were a child
Yes, but I drew it! :D
Had a phone in your room before you turned 18
You and your family lived in a single family house
Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
You had your own room as a child
Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
Had your own TV in your room in High School
Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College
I wouldn't have known what one of those WAS in high school or college!
Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16
Went on a cruise with your family
Went on more than one cruise with your family
Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up One of the first vacations I remember was going to Kitty Hawk and seeing where the Wright Bros flew their airplane. We did this walk where we walked from where they started to where they first landed...and then back...and then out to their second flights landing and back again etc.
You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family
But I was aware of how much wood and coal we burned!!!