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Why We Are In Debt & Overweight

March 3rd, 2007 at 01:18 pm

Why We Are In Debt & Overweight

It's Mrs. Wilson's fault

6 Responses to “Why We Are In Debt & Overweight”

  1. nance Says:

    True! All I remember of Home Economics class is how to make a cherry pie!

  2. Bookie Says:

    Great cartoon, but it doesn't explain the rest of us.


  3. Ima saver Says:

    All I did in home ec was turn on the oven!!

  4. Aleta Says:

    What I remember was learning to make Tuna Noodle Casserole that our Home Ec teacher said anyone would eat. She had an interesting twist in garnishing it with crushed potato chips on top before putting it in the oven. She was right in it gave the dish an interesting taste. Again, any wonder why the weight gain - potato chips. I have heard it said that those foods from the 50's and 60's are the comfort foods of today. Any thoughts on this?

  5. Lux Living Frugalis Says:

    Aleta it does seems we have a disconnect between cause and effect in our lives. Sometimes our finciancial and health moves seem so distant from the results that we fail to follow logic all the way thru to the concluding results.

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    I had 3 home economics classes, two of them in middle school. One was cooking where we learned how to make macaroni and cheese from scratch, cookies, apple pie, pancakes, and spaghetti...hmm carbohydrate overload. One was sewing, I think we made potholders and I did a stuffed walrus from a pattern. And the third that I took in high school taught us how to shop for groceries (with field trip to the store), how to find and use coupons, how to write checks, how to balance a check book, and how to make a budget that you and the person you were paired up with and your imaginary children had to abide by based on the set of "bills" she gave you. That last project lasted a month. We also learned what to do to go to a bank or credit union and set up a checking and savings account. They didn't go into credit cards at all, and I wish they would have.

    I learned more in that class that I took with me and use daily than any other. A lot of kids took the regular economics class that taught about the stock market and that sort of thing and they never did learn how to run a household. It took me years to learn anything about the stock market, but at least my foundation was built with learning to run a home.

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