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Valley News - Opinion
Many people who are younger than I am have been struggling as they no longer have access to restaurants, bars and other amenities and as purchasing groceries has become more difficult. For me, this situation is nothing new. I learned the hard way that theoretically a college degree results in greater income but that extra income is irrelevant if it is offset by child support obligations. My children hadn’t gone through what I endured, but they were aware that I wanted them to get married early when the right person was still available rather than to go to college and thus they are aware of my misfortune. Their grandparents, who are my parents, were born in 1934. Both of my parents were raised in Southern California. Not only did they experience rationing during World War II, but th
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