I remember when I left home for college at the University of Wyoming, 450 miles away just after I turned 17 with $75 total resources in my pocket. Our much loved little white house had no telephone, no running water, no inside plumbing or bathroom, and was heated by a coal stove and another cooking stove. In winter we piled up the quilts in our unheated bedrooms. Mother had no kitchen appliances or conveniences except a small refrigerator. We bathed in a round tin tub. Since this was the way things were, we didn't think much about what life would be like if we had everything. We loved the life we had.