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Old 12-29-2017, 06:50 PM   #11
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As far as my story, my parents plane went down in an italian and jewish neighborhood in new jersey. I was raised by a wild pack of my friends' families.



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Wine? Chuck it; Ill have a tequila sunrise please. Or one of those umbrella drinks that you Hawaii folk are famous for.
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:07 PM   #13
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What great stories!

Thank you all for sharing these wonderful stories! It seems a lot of you had moms who didnt, couldnt, or wouldnt cook. And dads whose only relationship to fire was a bbq grill!

Please keep em coming, friends! Im not recording them, or compiling them, just enjoying them as I would a good novel.
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Old 01-04-2018, 09:43 PM   #14
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Don't forget the forgettable eating experience of microwaving a frozen dinner daily. I can't do that, some can, which is OK.

I saw a pretty professional looking gal at the supermarket. Her shopping cart was stacked with 15 heat and serve meals.

I'm nothing but a wanna be firehouse cook, but I wanted to cook for her *sigh*. Did I mention she was pretty? Oh...ya.
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Don't forget the forgettable eating experience of microwaving a frozen dinner daily. I can't do that, some can, which is OK.

I saw a pretty professional looking gal at the supermarket. Her shopping cart was stacked with 15 heat and serve meals.

I'm nothing but a wanna be firehouse cook, but I wanted to cook for her *sigh*. Did I mention she was pretty? Oh...ya.
My family had the first Microwave oven in our neighborhood. Neighbors came over just to watch us boil water in it.

Then again, we had a dishwasher and central air-conditioning in 1965, and my dad had a cellular phone in his company car in 1979. We were what they now call, "early adopters."

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Old 01-04-2018, 10:17 PM   #16
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Don't forget the forgettable eating experience of microwaving a frozen dinner daily. I can't do that, some can, which is OK.

I saw a pretty professional looking gal at the supermarket. Her shopping cart was stacked with 15 heat and serve meals.

I'm nothing but a wanna be firehouse cook, but I wanted to cook for her *sigh*. Did I mention she was pretty? Oh...ya.
Don't be so quick to judge someone by what's in their shopping cart. You have no idea of where that food is going.

A few weeks ago I had a shopping cart loaded up with just canned goods and some other non-perishables. My grandson's school was having a community food drive.

I'm sure I didn't look professional or pretty that day, though...
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Old 01-05-2018, 12:01 AM   #17
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Got an afternoon to sit down with a glass of wine?
SURE I DO, just one glass?
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Don't be so quick to judge someone by what's in their shopping cart. You have no idea of where that food is going.

A few weeks ago I had a shopping cart loaded up with just canned goods and some other non-perishables. My grandson's school was having a community food drive.

I'm sure I didn't look professional or pretty that day, though...
What a noble thing to do! I’m sure you looked both professional and pretty. And maybe you had a halo! God bless!

And I never judge people by what’s in their shopping carts. Well, except maybe for that one person who had about two hundred pounds of candy corn on the day after Halloween! I mean really! Candy corn? If it were Reese’s, I’d understand!
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My family had the first Microwave oven in our neighborhood. Neighbors came over just to watch us boil water in it.

Then again, we had a dishwasher and central air-conditioning in 1965, and my dad had a cellular phone in his company car in 1979. We were what they now call, "early adopters."

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They were called rich folks as far as I recall.
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Old 01-05-2018, 01:20 AM   #20
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They were called rich folks as far as I recall.
No, we were were a very middle-class family when I was growing up. My dad was a chemical engineer for an oil company.

My dad is now 85, and has a MacBookPro, an iPhone7 and an iPad. My 83-year-old mom has an iMac, an iPhone, and an iPad that she uses to read at least a book a week.

My dad has always been interested in the newest technology. Even more than I am. That's why we had that stuff.

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