Heart of the Home: First Big Buy

Readers share stories of their first big buy.

| Winter 2017

  • A mobile home was a memorable first purchase.
    Illustration by Fotolia/RetroClipArt

We asked readers to send in stories about their first big buy, asking what they bought, when they bought it, and if they had to borrow money for the purchase. We received several stories. Here are a few of our favorites.

First Big Buy Was a Dressmaker Sewing Machine
First Big Buy Was a Mobile Home
First Big Buy Was New Furniture



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