In general, however, the emphasis was on fun, rather than joy or contentment. They’d been suckered by another TV deception! Before abiding in Chthonian House, every ’oozer had too often sat in front of his family’s flickering screen rather than gathering for discussion or cards or live music or quilting. Perhaps painting an elderly neighbor’s barn was the more enjoyable option. Back when most of the kid’s circle considered money a dirty word – as long as there was enough of it to pay tuition and meet their needs. Just call Dad. Most didn’t even know the cost of a carrot. Not from seed-gathering, for certain.
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