Day 17: Was your hometown an economically advantaged or disadvantaged area?
I was raised in what I would call a moderately affluent suburb of Washington, DC. It wasn’t one of the most affluent of the suburban cities and towns that surrounded the Nation’s Capital. Probably not even in the top ten. But it was still relatively affluent.
And because my hometown was a close-in suburb of what was (and still is) our Nation’s Capital, the seat our federal government, it was, overall, not economically disadvantaged.
As a child growing up in that area, I never worried about having enough food to eat, decent clothes to wear, or a comfortable bed in my own room to sleep on. I also possessed most of the stuff a young boy might need or want.
I consider myself to have been very fortunate in that regard.
This post was written for Suzanne McClendon’s September Challenge, which is comprised of 30 questions (one for each day of this month) regarding your background and history.