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Ron/Pa    Posted 08-18-2002 at 15:56:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
F14, just hearing that phrase brings back memories.
When I was a kid back in the early '50's we would get done with a meal of farm raised food, and whether it was beef and taters, or taters and bread, we ate well. Even if we had nothing else, Mom and Dad made sure we ate well.
When every meal was done, no matter feast or not, my dad would ask, "I wonder what the poor folk are eating tonight?"
I always wondered what they were eating,
I kept looking for those poor folks, I never did meet any of them, The only folks I ever met were a few that were a little short on food. Now that I think about it i'll bet those folks didn't know any POOR FOLKS either!!!
I hope you never meet them poor folks, cause they might be very very hungry (grin)

Dave    Posted 08-19-2002 at 05:24:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is a little askew from the conversation an I don't mean to make anybody mad but, most "poor" people in this country are over weight but "poor" people in most other countries are skinny, even dyin and politics are such that the great farmers of this country can't feed em. We import beef from south america and that on top of everything else makes the beef industry very tight.'s darn near impossible to make enough profit on em just to make land and tax payments. What's up with that? Really, small scale farmin is a loosing proposition unless you've got a good job ta go along with it. I'm sure there's a lot out there makin it, but In my case, so far the farm is just an expensive hobby.

Alvin NE WI    Posted 08-18-2002 at 19:25:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
I remenber back in the late '30's, when we were at eatin and there was somethin on the table I wasn't too fond of, folks would tell us kids-- you don't know how lucky you are to be getting stone soup tonite with a little bit of tators and pork bacon in it, cause there is a lot of kids going hungry tonite. Guess that is still true this day yet, many of them is this great country of ours with the bountiful supply of food produced by our good farmers. Thanks to them most of us got a full tummy.

Dreamweaver    Posted 08-18-2002 at 17:11:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
My grandma used to say the same thing! What great memories that brings back.

F14...Yep    Posted 08-18-2002 at 16:05:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's where I was coming from!

I reckon we woulda been considered "poor" by a lot of folks, but we never knew it. Ate good, had clean, unpatched clothes to wear to school, even got an allowance. 50 a week was big money in 1960!

My grandkids got every electronic toy known to the human race, and are "bored" most of the time. No imagination, totally incapable of making their own fun. But then, probably our parents thought that way about TV...

Bob /Ont.    Posted 08-18-2002 at 19:46:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Think your right about the TV, that's why we never had one untill 68.
Later Bob

Grove r    Posted 08-18-2002 at 22:29:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
BIG 10-4 on the groceries......grew up during the fortys and fiftys......just don't know what being hungry is, ALWAYS had lots of good grub to eat, home grown, home money.....but lots to eat. Mum allways saved enough money from the cream check to buy fifty chicks every spring, cockrells, a small percent would be poulets, these she would keep to replenish the laying hens, the rest would be raised to maturity and find themselves in the canning jars. Lots of vegatables, canned peas carrots, pickles of all kinds, vegatable marrow made up with sugar and genger as desert, canned rhubarb/stawberries, Canned peaches, pears, plums, appricots, bought in season from BC......sometimes put up without sugar due to a stretched budget.....hunting season would see a moose meet the canning jars, [we didn't get electricity 'till 1952], we lived good, no wonder I weigh in at two thirty lbs of solid {?} muscle!!!! Did I mention home made bread, butter, cakes, cookies, even pies that my mother did not like making! Still remember the taste of fresh buttermilk, and pancakes made with it......poor? I think we were the richest people around!!!! Now I'm hungry!!! dang!!! have a gooder, R.E.L.

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