Saturday, June 26, 2010
In one blog entry I spoke of the grocery store and how you just went in and charged it. Didn't sign a paper or anything, just said put it on the account and paid when you got your pay check. That shows you how tough times were then and some still have tough times similar to that, living from pay check to pay check. It wasn't because we spent foolishly, we spent only on bare necessities. Maybe Saturday night they would have an old 10 cent movie at the town hall and if you were especially blessed you could have a 5 cent ice cream cone.
Our main entertainment was people watching. Everyone went to town on Saturday night and us kids would sit on the curb and we would just people watch. I don't know what was so exciting as everyone always looked the same, the men in their overalls, the girls and women in their feed or flour sack dresses.
I wandered down memory lane and got off on the wrong track. What I really wanted to tell you was how the kids would charge candy bars to the account at the grocery store. One day temptation overcame me and I thought why not me? In I walked and saw I could have one for 5 cents or 3 for 10 cents and they weren't little bitty things. Well I figured it was cheaper to get 3 for 10 cents (my mind still works that way) so picked them up and asked him to charge them. He did. I got away with it and ate all three of them on my way home.
So the next few days I did the same. One evening my dad asked about it. The tattle tale of the grocery man finally told him what I was doing. Oh Oh I thought I'm going to get a lickin (that is what we called spanking). But this time dad was very sad and told me we just couldn't afford to do that. No spanking this time and I had been spanked for less. Never again did I go in and charge something to the bill I wasn't sent after.
God bless you all. Hope you young ones are reading these. It will make you appreciate what you have.
See you next time.