Published: Wednesday, July 15 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT
went to her family reunion last week and I had to stay behind because I could
not get the time off. I called her the next morning and proudly reported to her
that I had a vegetarian breakfast. When she asked me what vegetarian breakfast
I just had, I proudly said, "Chocolate cookies.".........LOL!!
Many people don't realize all of the "hidden" costs of being single. Just
think...Mr. Kratz gets the benefit of six under one roof when he
pays his property tax bill instead of just one.The Kratz family must
water their lawn, pay for air conditioning, and pay for heating--all bills that
don't necessary increase with size of family. Furthermore, in many cities,
garbage and sewer fees are based upon a standard flat fee and not a usage
fee.Mr. Kratz himself brings up the idea of extra food that would
have gone to waste if his family hadn't returned. Ever try to economically buy
for just one on a regular basis? It isn't easy with "family size" packaging.
The discounts are clearly found by buying food and supplies in bulk
quantities.I COMPLETELY agree that the benefits of family life are
worth the costs. I am not anti-family. However, I wish some people would
remember that many single people still have a little 13 inch analog television
set and are also dreaming of someday being able to afford the movie theater
sized monster hdtv for home.
This article does a wonderful job of pointing out that the greatness of this
Country was established by emphasizing the importance of family life. The
family benefits not only the individuals involved, it benefits society as a
whole. It is in the family that children are taught the old fashioned values
that made this Country great: honesty, loyalty, and respect for others.
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