Boy do I have a sale for you friends. This is at your local A&P. Check these prices. Local broilers and fryers $.35/lb. Sirloin Steak just $.31/lb. Marvel Bread large loaf $.10. Ann Page Mayonnaise pint jar $.25. Campbells Tomato Soup 3 cans for $.20. Sweetheart Soap 3 cakes for $.19. 6oz Package of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes for one week only, just $.05. In the Seafood Department, Large Shrimp are just $.32/ lb. B&M Baked Beans are only $.19 for a 28oz jar. Of course there is much more on sale at your local A&P market. These prices are good for one week only. The week of July23, 1942!!!! My wife Sandy found this newspaper ad in a box lot she bought at a local auction. Back in those days the A&P in our area was on Main Street Hackettstown, NJ. It was also a collection center for used fats for the war effort and, it looks like you cold buy War Bonds there too. Jane Parker Doughnuts were $.14 a dozen. I don’t see coffee listed. It might have been scarce. On the other side of the page, in a separate article, the War Department was thinking of raising the weekly allowance of gasoline for the average consumer, to four gallons per week. It was hoped that this measure would ease problems for drivers.
I kind of forget what childhood memories I discussed in this one. Kind of rough when you forget those great childhood memories right after you tell them. Whew!!! Guess I got ‘em out just in the nick of time. Close call for sure. Enjoy!
Outta my way. I’m finally going to do it. Noting will stop me today. There’s a giant twenty box pile of old papers and catalogs form from eight years ago sitting in my studio. It’s blocking the heat radiator. It’s full of dust and spiders. I don’t really mind the spiders. They’re those Squidward type spiders and they’re pretty good at catching stink bugs and hornets. They can stay but, the dust and junk is going to go. Like Crazy Eddie cut prices to the bone, I’m going to be a regular tornado of flying debris today. Stay out of my way!!!! Here I come. Oh, first I gotta make a coffee. There’s this great movie on TCM. Ooops, Millie the hound wants to go for a walk. Right after my Sunday afternoon nap, I’m getting right on this God forsaken mess. I’ve put it off too long. I’m going for the top of the pile first. Look at what’s sitting right on top. It’s a 1942 copy of Popular Science magazine. Wow an article on the “new” Philco combination radio and record player for the den. Whoa! Cool! Yes sir this pile is outta here.
Every word out of the bird’s mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to ‘clean up’ the bird’s vocabulary.
Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer.
For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed.
Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.
Fearing that he’d hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John’s outstretched arms and said “I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I’m sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior.”
John was stunned at the change in the bird’s attitude.
As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird spoke-up, very softly, “May I ask what the turkey did?”
Many years ago my relatives out in Western Pennsylvania learned that the big employer in their city, a huge bronze foundry, was closing up shop. The news came right about this time of year just before Thanksgiving. The economy of the town went to pot. Jobs were gone. Most of my relatives worked at that plant and, it looked like Christmas was not going to happen. A sadness fell over the city. Prosperity would not be around he corner any time soon.
I had the best meal this evening. It was tasty as can be and, easy to do. Better than that, I think it didn’t even cost a buck and, it saved on our garbage bill. About a week ago, I made some nice spaghetti sauce. I put sausage and chopped meat into it and anything else I could think of. It turned out great. I don’t like to brag but, I do make great spaghetti sauce and, I always make enough. This time, I think I made about three quarts.
The other day at the A&P I spotted a small display of spaghetti on drastic sale. It looked to be slightly damaged boxes on sale for one dollar and then, on top of that they were marked an additional 50% off. Being an A&P employee I got an additional 10% off. It was also, employee double discount day, so, I got 10% more. That made the price something like 20 cents per box. I love pasta and, it tastes especially good when I can get it real cheap. Long story short, I bought eight boxes and danced all the way to my car. When I got home, I pirouetted all the way to the cupboard and sang a happy tune as I placed the boxes into the cupboard.
I’m always getting an idea for a story or a show or a chore I have to get done. Then immediately, or certainly within five minutes, I forget what it was. I’ve done this all my life. It’s nothing new. Peoples names go in one ear and out the other. I’ve tried many ways to fight this problem. I had a great idea to solve this affliction once but, I can’t remember what it was. I’ve gone so far as to write the idea on a post it and stick it on my sleeve. I’ve actually had post its running up my arm. This works till it gets windy.
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