My parents’ house payment was $52 a month back in the ’50s. We had nothing, and there were no extras; we had one pair of shoes, and I wore my brother Jim’s hand-me-down clothes and shoes, and then my brother Terry wore my hand-me-downs. There were no after-school snacks, nothing to eat after supper, and you didn’t dare raid the refrigerator. However, we did have a very clean house and clean clothes; if you didn’t make your bed, there was no dessert with supper. To this day I make my bed daily.