The Good Life #1LinerWeds

The family I grew up in was not middle-class. My mother always claimed we were middle-class, but that was, if anything, wishful thinking.

For the most part, she was as aware as any of us of our actual circumstances, and as good-humored.

Whenever we did anything we thought typical of our status, like lay out paper napkins or drink out of emptied and washed jelly jars, one or another of us was sure to say:

Another day of gracious living.

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: What does your main character drink out of, for preference?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “The Good Life #1LinerWeds

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      Marian Allen

      October 7, 2020 at 8:03am

      If I’m honest, no. No, they weren’t good days. They had good moments, though. I’ll only share the good ones. 🙂

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  1. Mitchell Allen

    October 7, 2020 at 1:59pm

    Those Flintstones’ jelly jars were the epitome of reduce, reuse, recycle.

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  2. Teagan R. Geneviene

    October 7, 2020 at 3:02pm

    LOL, I know what you mean, Marian. As a kid, I watched TV shows about supposedly middle class families — but they looked rich by my standards. Happy hump day. Hugs.

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      Marian Allen

      October 7, 2020 at 3:08pm

      Happy hump day to you, too, and hugs all around! Yeah, these middle class families had maids and stuff. Cloth napkins. Smoking jackets. Front yards and back yards. Went out and BOUGHT CLOTHES. Dang!

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    October 9, 2020 at 3:15pm

    Similar upbringing. My grandmother had a set of matching drink glasses- because she saved the glasses that held yahrzeit candles.

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