Day 17 — Economically Speaking


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.

4 thoughts on “Day 17 — Economically Speaking

  1. Suze September 17, 2017 / 6:37 am

    Montgomery County was the second fastest growing in the DC area, and number 3 on the affluence list….if that is where you are from! lol

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    • Fandango September 17, 2017 / 7:51 am

      Yes, but my family was somewhere in the middle (maybe even lower-middle) on the affluence scale for Montgomery County. Still, I had everything I needed, so no complaints.


  2. baddadcartoons101 September 17, 2017 / 9:50 am

    I visited D.C. One time and was struck by the fact that on one corner there would be a large federal building and adjacent to it on another corner would be a large bank headquarters and the two buildings appeared interchangeable. I realized that the government didn’t let banks fail because they were too big but because they were too close to home, sleeping in the same bed (so-to-speak)


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