Discussion in 'Jokes and Games' started by reggaefan, Nov 16, 2006.
Toys that I had as a youngster are now being played with by my 4 yo grand nephew.
Just the other day was talking to my younger doughter telling her of life "before supermarkets and malls" - about corner shop and Giovanni's fruit and vegs and old South African's butcher who used to make the best sausages and bread, milk and cheese being delivered at home...
One of the things I love about traveling in England/France/Belgium/Holland is that we can pick up our food from nearby stores instead of having to fight a supermarket. When we stay at my Amsterdam cousins apartment in the old part of Amsterdam on the Prinzengracht, I can walk to the bakery on the corner, the greengrocer right next door and if Donna wants a sausage or cheese, that store is next. We could live there if they would have us.
I remember going to the general store
with a nickel when we lived in Waller Tx.and coming home with a bag of all kinds of candy.It was in glass jars on the counter and you could pick what you wanted 4 and 5 pieces for a penny.
YES! Where I lived in Spring Lake, Michigan, it was the dime store and my grandpa used to walk there with me and give me a nicklel. Every Saturday. What a treat!
How about the 2 for a penny cookies? They were made by Jack's here.
Ricard ,I never was a cookie person unless it was my grandmthers Tea Cakes.
Both of my grandmothers were fabulous bakers. We did not know what store bought bread, rolls, cakes, cookies or pies were until I was at Michigan State. I thought we were deprived because we could not buy bread. Wasn't I wrong!
I make pretty good bread learned from Sharon's mother
I love beer bread.So easy to make.
I had to get my grandmother on the phone and this was long before cell phone long distance, to talk me through step by step in bread baking. Good thing I was a fast learner.
Yeah, really beer bread has the yeast in the beer I guess .
Anybody else have a grandmother who made cottage cheese in a bag hanging from the kitchen faucet?
Or a grandmother who believed the best treatment for a sore throat was to swab said throat with mecurachrome (what we called Monkey blood) and then give a marshmallow to the poor kid? If you had a bee, wasp or asp sting she treated it with Energine...aka Naphtha that is used in dry cleaning and has a warning of repeated contact with skin can cause neurological damage.....ummmmmm, that could explain a whole lot of things
Speaking of marshmallows, does anyone else remember marshmallows that were cut into squares and were sold in a box?
My grandmother didn't make cottage cheese that way, but I have.
toni my mom paint the throats and so did jubabes mom it usually worked .My mom dabbed clorox bleach on a sting of any kind it stops hurting immediately.
I have used it when needed.Just this past summer in Montana .
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