I remember garage sale ling with my parents when I was a kid. It was always a big deal to find something the stores didn’t carry and that was collectible. I enjoyed the adventure of what Dad’s cash would bring. It was a thrill to find those “special” sales in the clothing department when something was so reduced it was unreal. Mom taught me how to bargain shop and not to spend too much. For one thing by being grateful and thankful meant that God would somehow help our family through the difficult times.

As an adult, I won’t spend too much money shopping because I’ve learned all my life the value of the hard earned dollar. I have witnessed it shrink in recent years. This saddens me because we need to see the dollar rise again. This is an ultimate call for American victory over poverty.