I spend time each week with two wonderful older women. One I cook with every Wednesday at the Ronald McDonald House. I laugh sometimes because she scrapes the bottom of the bowl to make sure every last bit is out. I throw away the grease, and she tries to find a way to use it or save it for next week.
The other woman asked me to help her find a clothesline. None of the stores I visited carry an outside clothes rack. What has happened that we feel that we don't have the time or need to hang our clothes?
Being frugal with food and hanging clothes to dry – both are good ways to save money.
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