When I was a child, each of my mother’s five siblings would send me a check for $5.00 for my birthday. I deposited the checks into my savings account. Those birthday checks plus a couple of summer jobs while I was in college paid for a trip to Europe the summer after my junior year.
I thought about those checks the other day while searching for birthday cards for Peter and Jeremy. I am particular about birthday cards, and I had to go to four stores before finding acceptable ones.
The cost for the two cards I bought was $13.98 plus tax.
Remember when $5 covered a day in Europe?