No Air
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No Air

When I had a young family, I grocery shopped in my mother’s pantry.

Image by Alessandro Squassoni from Pixabay

I did not have money for anything other than Ramen noodles by the end of the month. I was working full-time as a receptionist, making minimum wage. My kids never went hungry. I would get in my rickety car (the car did not work when it rained) and head over to my mother’s house.

Two things would happen. 1) My mom would feed us. 2) When I left, I had bags of groceries. In her panty were cans of…



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Toni Crowe

Best-selling author of seven books. Writes whatever she wants. Engineer. Owner: No Air. Editor, MuddyUm.