Monday, December 29, 2008

Commodity Foods


Margie: Well, I swan. Look here, Edna. Here's an article about commodity foods. That sure does bring back memories. It makes me hungry too.

Do you remember Daddy taking Grandma to pick up her food every month? She'd get that good cheese and you and I would see who could eat the most. She'd get rice and beans and nonfat dry milk too.

Edna, the program is still going but I bet the food isn't as good as it used to be. If things keep going like they are we may all be back to cooking over the fireplace. Maybe I should run for President?

Edna: Margie, Lord help us all if you should run for President. You'd fill your cabinet with handsome men who had more looks than brains, and then where would our country be?

I do remember Grandma getting her government food, especially the cheese and the real butter. She used to say that it was one way that the government took care of its citizens. And you know, that free food got a bad reputation over the years, but it was always quality food and you can't beat that.

Margie: A cabinet full of men? You're just saying that to distract me, Edna.

Where was I ? Oh, that's true for sure. The government used to take care of its citizens and now the citizens take care of our government.

Can we buy a churn, Edna ? I love real butter.

Edna: I think we'd better buy ourselves both a churn and a milking cow if you want real butter, because it's darn tootin' that the government won't handing it out any time soon.

Margie: And a nice gentleman to do the churning and milk the cow. I'll advertise tomorrow.

Edna: Just make sure he's young. And muscular.

Margie: That goes without saying, Edna.


Dwacon® said...

Hard to have a root cellar in a condominium, however...

angelinabeadalina said...

Well, ladies, thanks for the memories! I remember taking our grandparents to pick up their commodities. My sister loves cheese, so she was always quite happy to help Grandma sample the cheese. I'll have to click the link and see what all was given out...seems I remember cans of peanut butter, too. Hmmm.

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