Earlier this week, I told you about how I grew up with a father who had lived through the Depression, and how that had made me “naturally” frugal. (read the post here) Today, I want to tell you how his legacy lives on in my family still today.
For those of you wondering, my father passed away in 2007. He was 82 and had Alzheimer’s. I wrote about the process of letting him go in this post. I still miss him terribly.
Don’t forget to read the original post!
#1 – Keep the lights off, and choose your light switches carefully.
This law of frugality has stayed exactly the same for our family. The only thing that is different is that we DO use candles year round. (Sorry dad, I’m willing to sacrifice for the simple pleasures.) My husband (who, by the way, is an awfully lot like my dad) is forever going through the house shutting off lights whilst lecturing on the finer points of energy consumption.