My Dad made his own rototiller. It threw dirt about 30' into the air, but it dug furrows. My sister wrote an article about it and sent it to Reminisce magazine. It was published in their Reminisce Extra magazine and she was paid $75 for it. I never got a copy of the magazine to read what she wrote. "Success often comes to those who are too naïve to know that what they’re trying to do is impossible." Gail Lynne Goodwin Dad would tinker and make things. He made a horse trailer for me from a boat trailer.
I wouldn't mind having an income from an invention. Your quote reminded me that sometimes that is how things come about. 5 hours ago
The kids had it rough when they were young. We were poor. My daughter learned to bargain hunt and to cook instead of eating out. My son was the opposite. When he had money, it became a way for him to have instant gratification. He would spend it as soon as he had it. Both have had to learn how to manage. My husband said our daughter had electric salt and pepper grinders. That is sort of frivolous, but she has a penchant for strange things too. 6 hours ago