We were one of the first generations of women to have the opportunity to chart our own course from the very beginning of our lives. Yes, many of us faced challenges with discrimination, and even harassment, along the way. But, for the most part, we were given an incredible opportunity to be healthier, better educated and more independent than any other generation.
Before there were discount stores and warehouse outlets, before Amazon and Walmart and China drove down retail prices to the bone, we found other ways to get deals on merchandise. It required a bit of work and active saliva glands, but with the help of our family, we managed to score bicycles and housewares and toys for free, all by collecting S&H Green Stamps.