Small change for a sea change

Most of us were lucky enough as children to be given pocket money. What was pocket money for you as a child is small change now. It can help us give our children experiences and support that will create a sea change in their childhood.

Tamara Menninger

My pocket money story

As an American girl growing up in the late 60's through the 1970's in small-town Ohio between the cities of Cincinnati and Dayton, I was blessed to be given a regular allowance which I generally spent on books--comic books were my favorite as back then, they were 25 cents a piece and a dollar would buy me four new adventures and help foster my dream to someday share stories as an author myself. In hindsight, the books and stories were a gift of imagination so that I didn't see the extent of my father's worsening descent into alcoholism, which peaked close to the time of his death in 1983. So I am donating in honor today of Robert Carlyle's 56th birthday as it is in the blessing of the imagination of fairy stories and those superheroes which was a means to aid me escaping real life. And finding Mr. Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin on Once Upon a Time has been a blessing in more ways than I can express in words.

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