RedDog wrote:Believe it or not and no kidding but I was there as a toddler. One of my grandmother's sisters moved from Wisconsin to Seattle as a young woman and to this day my mother has cousins in Auburn, Renton and Ferndale in the Seattle suburbs with their children and grandchildren scattered all about the area as well. There are photos of me in the Space Needle elevator in my dad's arms in 1962.
February, 2003... I was going to post the scan but photobucket is down for maintenance. If it comes back before I finish this I'll include it.
Where I'm trying to take you is “things change, and they vary.”
Alec Bachlow wrote:What is "moon bat central"?.. I liked reading about 1962. Being born in 1950 I always know how old I was by the last digit of the year..I was 12..can't remember much about being 12. The clearest memory of being twelve was being 10 and standing at the back of the old white school house (that Ricky Masons the janitors son burned to the ground) and hearing my friends say "can't wait till I'm 12. This is the first time I had a look at the "Letters to Miss Emily" thread..it's like an on going novel..
The name "Emily" is what attracts the readers...It's the perfect name that carries a tone of the past...any way- I might drop by again and have a longer look..
Likewise for a year & a half I'd call in a Chinese takeout and eat from it until it was gone- when they added 25 cents to it? It somehow changed that- I've gotten only two since then... I guess it's not the 25 cents so much as the change. Just the change.
RedDog wrote:Likewise for a year & a half I'd call in a Chinese takeout and eat from it until it was gone- when they added 25 cents to it? It somehow changed that- I've gotten only two since then... I guess it's not the 25 cents so much as the change. Just the change.
I was to work way early the other day (a common thing when I plan around traffic nightmares) and sitting there in the car I was eyeing this new Five Guys joint on the lot. Washington DC based. Supposed to be good. Thing is, I don't do fast food anymore. My body doesn't agree with it and I'm healthier and fitting old cloths again. I had to put a new hole in a belt.
So I try it. A bacon cheese burger and small fries (I couldn't believe I was even doing it). Try $13. without a soda. I was able to eat half of it and about a dozen fries, but it was an excellent product - sauteed onions and such. However... at my break in two hours... expelled to put it politely. Like I said, the old body can't do the fat and salt anymore.
I noticed a couple months ago that the Chinese Buffet here that was always $7. at lunch and $9. at dinner is now also $13. I'm earning less money and prices are spiralling. I'm noticing that service industry wages are also dropping here. The math won't work. Back to soup, sandwiches and fruit at home.
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