Title: My Frustration
My Children are Almost All Grown …
Time to visit with my children … before they fly away
To be able to afford to travel with them
and give them some (if only a small part of),
the Wonderful Travels I had
when I was much younger than they are Now
and if I do not do it Soon … it can Never Be.
Them to have comfortable quarters … with nice furniture.
Them to have a place to entertain their friends.
I am Ashamed:
To be the only member of the group that moved into my neighborhood who does not now live in a nice home.
That I have not earned enough money to live on in any one of the last 6 years.
I Want to give good times and nice things to my “want-nothing” bride.
Want to have enough to pay for our needs when we are old and tired.
Am afraid to be broke.
Have regressed from an “uppercrust life” to a “middle class” life and I do not like being forced to remain here.
Feel guilt when I divert money that could go to my debts, for a much needed vacation.
© Robert Jorrie August 7, 1978