Originally Posted by lazygood4nothinbum
that's some story alan. just a few weeks back, tv news ran a similar story about an extended family employed entirely by the auto industry. not to be sophomoric, but oddly to the point would be that diversification applies to all aspects of economy, from a portfolio, to a one horse town, maybe even right down to family.
I was the first family member NOT to work in the mines and that includes aunts, uncles, cousins etc. It included a range of professions, from payroll clerks, electricians etc. As you point out, "diversification/moderation in all things" works well.