Description: This civil lawsuit, filed in federal court in Nashville on Nov.8, 2016, challenges the state's retroactive enforcement of sex offender restrictions. This civil lawsuit, filed in federal court in Nashville on Nov.
Imagine getting all of your news and entertainment from a radio, instead of Fox News and MTV. If our grandparents got sick, I mean bad sick (not a simple cold or poison ivy), they went to the doct0r and paid for their services.When I asked him about a plasma screen once he said, “There is nothing wrong with the picture on my screen now. Why pay to listen to something that is available for free over the airwaves? People used to simply pay for college, but that was before the days of college tuition costing an arm and a leg.Besides, I’ve heard those ‘plasma things’ cost as much as a small car.” Indeed, although it had been a while since he priced a small car! I did get an XM satellite receiver for my grandfather’s car to use on trips, and he found one feature worth paying for – not having to listen to commercials. I remember one Christmas while staying with my grandparents I got an Atari 2600 game system. Why pay a month to pick up heavy weights and walk on a belt that runs underneath your feet? People knew how to perform basic math computations and make change. Which begs the question: Has the federal student loan program encouraged colleges to increase costs by allowing students to spread payments out over a quarter of their lifetimes? Ziploc bags didn’t really hit the market until the 1960s, although some “resealable bags” were around a decade earlier.Of course, I cherish these stories and the time spent with my grandparents because they made me the “frugal dad” I am today.When I find myself drooling over a new gadget I think back to stories of my great-grandmother searching the cupboards for a missing dime that meant a can of soup for her kids’ dinner.