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A lesson in household budgeting
A lesson in household budgeting

Called a family meeting the other day. Like conversation, a family meeting is another antiquated concept. These days, you're more likely to go on a sleigh ride or visit the Vatican than attend a family meeting. I plow ahead anyway. Our family is now one of those weird sports teams, split between players too young and too old. Our youngest is 11; our oldest, 30. In a sense, we're having our own grandchildren. So, when I call a family meeting, some of them show up in their PJs; some of them show up with hangovers. In fact, the first time I called a family meeting, no one showed up except me. "I see you missed the mandatory family meeting," I texted them later. "You were not alone....

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