Here's a little hidden treasure - R was trying to remember the name of a cheese at lunch today- like American-his mom bought it alot-midwestern- I couldn't guess, and he made a comment that his mom always bought the Kraft Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheddar. I told the girls that until I was about 11 most of us had never heard of anything besides cheddar and American, besides blue cheese (is that really the way it's spelled?) that we'd get on our tossed salad at restaurants after church on Sunday. The Colonial that had been turned into a Big Star was remodeled to include a 'deli' and a WINE SHOPPE believe it or not. I remember I used to love to look at all the labels on the bottles, and read the dates. I remember one actually read 1972. I know those of you who know the author are snickering, but at this time I really was interested in the pictures on the bottles and the dates.
I saw Tina, one of the fantastic neighbors who so kindly brought us food after the fire. We were talking about her fabulous yard, and she mentioned that most of the plants were 'reclaimed' i.e. transplanted from friends who did not need them anymore, etc. She mentioned that of course that's the traditional way people have gotten plants-we always call it 'getting a cutting.' I reminded her indeed we didn't have a Lowe's to run to to get a plant- We did have Andy's on Ga 85, and I'm sure more up around the southside- Going shopping was a big deal!
More anon- I'm listening to Mike Dineen on WQXI 790 c1969, courtesy Airchexx. There is a pay site called REELRadio. If I can ever afford it I'l pay them the pathetic 12 per annum sum to get access to their archives, too.
BTW the cheese- Colby!