Features by Middle Class Photo Project
This is a picture of my spouse & me in front of our home with out buildings in the background. It shows our chosen family sport and our family pets. Upper middle class; veterinary degree, retired military officer, own our home with mortgage, married 39 years, 2 grown sons, a fair amount of savings & investments for retirement, still working full time (64 y/o). Even so still just making ends meet without a lot of excess discressionary income.
To me, nothing epitomizes the middle class like a white picket fence. We bought this house last year, and it came complete with the fence.
This photo speaks to my idea of middle class, because of the joy all over the faces of refugee Portlanders recently expelled from the Kingdom of Bhutan; and just now feeling their families are safe in their neglected East Portland neighborhood.
I consider myself middle class, but on the lower end of that qualitative term. I'm single with no children and make around $50,000 a year. This is a shot of me at my desk at work. Without a job I wouldn't be middle class.