You Know you are Old When

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  1. pondlady

    pondlady Young Pine

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    Toys that I had as a youngster are now being played with by my 4 yo grand nephew.
     
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    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...
     
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    pondlady Young Pine

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    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.
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    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.
     



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  5. pondlady

    pondlady Young Pine

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    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!
     
  6. reggaefan

    reggaefan Official Poet Laureate

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    How about the 2 for a penny cookies? They were made by Jack's here.
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Ricard ,I never was a cookie person unless it was my grandmthers Tea Cakes.
     
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    pondlady Young Pine

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    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!
     
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    reggaefan Official Poet Laureate

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    I make pretty good bread learned from Sharon's mother
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    I love beer bread.So easy to make.
     
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    pondlady Young Pine

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    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.
     
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    Yeah, really beer bread has the yeast in the beer I guess .
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    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 :rolleyes:

    Speaking of marshmallows, does anyone else remember marshmallows that were cut into squares and were sold in a box?
     
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    pondlady Young Pine

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    My grandmother didn't make cottage cheese that way, but I have.
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    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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