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    supergold

    Oh how things have changed!
    *EATING IN THE FIFTIES*

    Pasta was not eaten in Australia or New Zealand.

    Curry was a surname.

    A takeaway was a mathematical problem.

    A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.

    All potato chips were plain; the only choice we had was whether
    To put the salt on or not.

    Rice was only eaten as a milk pudding.

    A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.

    Brown bread was something only poor people ate.

    Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking.

    Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.

    Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded
    as being white gold. Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.

    Fish didn’t have fingers in those days.

    Eating raw fish was called poverty, not sushi.

    None of us had ever heard of yoghurt.

    Healthy food consisted of anything edible.

    People who didn’t peel potatoes were regarded as lazy.

    Indian restaurants were only found in India.

    Cooking outside was called camping.

    Seaweed was not a recognised food.

    “Kebab” was not even a word, never mind a food.

    Prunes were medicinal.

    Surprisingly, muesli was readily available, it was called cattle feed.

    Water came out of the tap. If someone had suggested bottling it and
    charging more than petrol for it they would have become a laughing stock!!

    *The one thing that we never ever had on our table in the fifties …… Elbows!*

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    lilith7

    And olive oil came from a chemist in a tiny bottle & was generally used medicinally,for earache. 🙄

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    supergold

    Surprising health message about BEER

    Would you believe this about our favorite beverage of summer?

    Shocking! This is alarming & scary stuff!

    Beer contains female hormones! Yes, that’s right, FEMALE hormones!

    Last month, Montreal University scientists released the results of a recent analysis that revealed the presence of female hormones in beer. Men should take a concerned look at their beer consumption. The theory is that Beer contains female hormones (hops contain Phytoestrogens) and that by drinking enough beer, men turn into women.

    To test the theory, 100 men each drank 8 large drafts of beer within a one (1) hour period.

    It was then observed that 100% of the test subjects, yes, 100% of all these men:-

    1) Argued over nothing.

    2) Refused to apologize when obviously wrong.

    3) Gained weight.

    4) Talked excessively without making sense.

    5) Became overly emotional

    6) Couldn’t drive.

    7) Failed to think rationally, and

    8) Had to sit down while urinating.

    No further testing was considered necessary!!

    Share this to the men you know to warn them about drinking too much beer!

    Found this vital information on the following link
    https://www.bustedknucklechronicles.com/canada2/quebec/item/829-surprising-health-message-bout-beer.html

     

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    #1686365
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    supergold

    That looks really interesting Ted. I can just imagine young Australian people flocking to join up and learn a great deal from their own experiments and also from watching others. NZ Uni’s may well show an interest as well and offer something similar here.

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    TedE

    Thia ia an interesting discussion:

    TedE - Papakura -

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    supergold

     

    In This Amazing City People Live Without Politics, No Religion And No Money

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    supergold

    IT’S WHAT YOU SCATTER

    I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes… I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily apprising a basket of freshly picked green peas.

    I paid for my potatoes but was also drawn to the display of fresh green peas. I am a pushover for creamed peas and new potatoes.

    Pondering the peas, I couldn’t help overhearing the conversation between Mr. Miller (the store owner) and the ragged boy next to me.

    ‘Hello Barry, how are you today?’

    ‘H’lo, Mr. Miller. Fine, thank ya. Jus’ admirin’ them peas. They sure look good’

    ‘They are good, Barry. How’s your Ma?’
    ‘Fine. Gittin’ stronger alla’ time.’
    ‘Good. Anything I can help you with?’
    ‘No, Sir. Jus’ admirin’ them peas.’
    ‘Would you like to take some home?’ asked Mr. Miller.

    ‘No, Sir. Got nuthin’ to pay for ’em with.’

    ‘Well, what have you to trade me for some of those peas?’

    ‘All I got’s my prize marble here.’

    ‘Is that right? Let me see it’, said Miller.

    ‘Here ’tis. She’s a dandy.’

    ‘I can see that. Hmm mmm, only thing is this one is blue and I sort of go for red. Do you have a red one like this at home?’ the store owner asked.

    ‘Not zackley but almost.’

    ‘Tell you what. Take this sack of peas home with you and next trip this way let me look at that red marble’. Mr. Miller told the boy.

    ‘Sure will. Thanks Mr. Miller.’

    Mrs. Miller, who had been standing nearby, came over to help me.

    With a smile she said, ‘There are two other boys like him in our community, all three are in very poor circumstances. Jim just loves to bargain with them for peas, apples, tomatoes, or whatever.

    When they come back with their red marbles, and they always do, he decides he doesn’t like red after all and he sends them home with a bag of produce for a green marble or an orange one, when they come on their next trip to the store.’

    I left the store smiling to myself, impressed with this man. A short time later I moved to Colorado , but I never forgot the story of this man, the boys, and their bartering for marbles.

    Several years went by, each more rapid than the previous one. Just recently I had occasion to visit some old friends in that Idaho community and while I was there learned that Mr. Miller had died. They were having his visitation that evening and knowing my friends wanted to go, I agreed to accompany them. Upon arrival at the mortuary we fell into line to meet the relatives of the deceased and to offer whatever words of comfort we could.

    Ahead of us in line were three young men. One was in an army uniform and the other two wore nice haircuts, dark suits and white shirts…all very professional looking. They approached Mrs. Miller, standing composed and smiling by her husband’s casket.

    Each of the young men hugged her, kissed her on the cheek, spoke briefly with her and moved on to the casket. Her misty light blue eyes followed them as, one by one; each young man stopped briefly and placed his own warm hand over the cold pale hand in the casket. Each left the mortuary awkwardly, wiping his eyes.

    Our turn came to meet Mrs. Miller. I told her who I was and reminded her of the story from those many years ago and what she had told me about her husband’s bartering for marbles. With her eyes glistening, she took my hand and led me to the casket.

    ‘Those three young men who just left were the boys I told you about.

    They just told me how they appreciated the things Jim ‘traded’ them. Now, at last, when Jim could not change his mind about color or size….they came to pay their debt.’

    ‘We’ve never had a great deal of the wealth of this world,’ she confided, ‘but right now, Jim would consider himself the richest man in Idaho …’

    With loving gentleness she lifted the lifeless fingers of her deceased husband. Resting underneath were three exquisitely shined red marbles.

    The Moral:
    We will not be remembered by our words, but by our kind deeds. Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath.

    Today I wish you a day of ordinary miracles ~ A fresh pot of coffee you didn’t make yourself…

    An unexpected phone call from an old friend…. Green stoplights on your way to work….

    The fastest line at the grocery store….

    A good sing-along song on the radio..

    Your keys found right where you left them.

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    supergold

    980448 102005

    A must READ – Good morning said a woman as she walked up to the man sitting on the ground.

    The man slowly looked up.

    This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new.. She looked like she had never missed a meal in her life.

    His first thought was that she wanted to make fun of him, like so many others had done before.. “Leave me alone,” he growled….

    To his amazement, the woman continued standing.

    She was smiling — her even white teeth displayed in dazzling rows. “Are you hungry?” she asked.

    “No,” he answered sarcastically. “I’ve just come from dining with the president. Now go away.”

    The woman’s smile became even broader. Suddenly the man felt a gentle hand under his arm.

    “What are you doing, lady?” the man asked angrily. “I said to leave me alone.

    Just then a policeman came up. “Is there any problem, ma’am?” he asked..

    “No problem here, officer,” the woman answered. “I’m just trying to get this man to his feet. Will you help me?”

    The officer scratched his head. “That’s old Jack. He’s been a fixture around here for a couple of years. What do you want with him?”

    “See that cafeteria over there?” she asked. “I’m going to get him something to eat and get him out of the cold for awhile.”

    “Are you crazy, lady?” the homeless man resisted. “I don’t want to go in there!” Then he felt strong hands grab his other arm and lift him up. “Let me go, officer. I didn’t do anything.”

    “This is a good deal for you, Jack” the officer answered. “Don’t blow it..”

    Finally, and with some difficulty, the woman and the police officer got Jack into the cafeteria and sat him at a table in a remote corner. It was the middle of the morning, so most of the breakfast crowd had already left and the lunch bunch had not yet arrived…

    The manager strode across the cafeteria and stood by his table. “What’s going on here, officer?” he asked. “What is all this, is this man in trouble?”

    “This lady brought this man in here to be fed,” the policeman answered.

    “Not in here!” the manager replied angrily. “Having a person like that here is bad for business..”

    Old Jack smiled a toothless grin. “See, lady. I told you so. Now if you’ll let me go. I didn’t want to come here in the first place.”

    The woman turned to the cafeteria manager and smiled……. “Sir, are you familiar with Eddy and Associates, the banking firm down the street?”

    “Of course I am,” the manager answered impatiently. “They hold their weekly meetings in one of my banquet rooms.”

    “And do you make a godly amount of money providing food at these weekly meetings?”

    “What business is that of yours?”

    I, sir, am Penelope Eddy, president and CEO of the company.”

    “Oh.”

    The woman smiled again. “I thought that might make a difference.” She glanced at the cop who was busy stifling a giggle. “Would you like to join us in a cup of coffee and a meal, officer?”

    “No thanks, ma’am,” the officer replied. “I’m on duty.”

    “Then, perhaps, a cup of coffee to go?”

    “Yes, ma’am. That would be very nice.”

    The cafeteria manager turned on his heel, “I’ll get your coffee for you right away, officer.”

    The officer watched him walk away. “You certainly put him in his place,” he said.

    “That was not my intent. Believe it or not, I have a reason for all this.”

    She sat down at the table across from her amazed dinner guest. She stared at him intently.. “Jack, do you remember me?”

    Old Jack searched her face with his old, rheumy eyes. “I think so — I mean you do look familiar.”

    “I’m a little older perhaps,” she said. “Maybe I’ve even filled out more than in my younger days when you worked here, and I came through that very door, cold and hungry.”

    “Ma’am?” the officer said questioningly. He couldn’t believe that such a magnificently turned out woman could ever have been hungry.

    “I was just out of college,” the woman began. “I had come to the city looking for a job, but I couldn’t find anything. Finally I was down to my last few cents and had been kicked out of my apartment. I walked the streets for days. It was February and I was cold and nearly starving. I saw this place and walked in on the off chance that I could get something to eat.”

    Jack lit up with a smile. “Now I remember,” he said.. “I was behind the serving counter. You came up and asked me if you could work for something to eat. I said that it was against company policy.”

    “I know,” the woman continued. “Then you made me the biggest roast beef sandwich that I had ever seen, gave me a cup of coffee, and told me to go over to a corner table and enjoy it. I was afraid that you would get into trouble… Then, when I looked over and saw you put the price of my food in the cash register, I knew then that everything would be all right.”

    “So you started your own business?” Old Jack said.

    “I got a job that very afternoon. I worked my way up. Eventually I started my own business that, with the help of God, prospered.” She opened her purse and pulled out a business card.. “When you are finished here, I want you to pay a visit to a Mr. Lyons…He’s the personnel director of my company. I’ll go talk to him now and I’m certain he’ll find something for you to do around the office.” She smiled. “I think he might even find the funds to give you a little advance so that you can buy some clothes and get a place to live until you get on your feet… If you ever need anything, my door is always opened to you.”

    There were tears in the old man’s eyes. “How can I ever thank you?” he said.

    “Don’t thank me,” the woman answered. “To God goes the glory. Thank Jesus…… He led me to you.”

    Outside the cafeteria, the officer and the woman paused at the entrance before going their separate ways….

    “Thank you for all your help, officer,” she said.

    “On the contrary, Ms. Eddy,” he answered. “Thank you. I saw a miracle today, something that I will never forget. And.. And thank you for the coffee.”

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    don021

    Supergold, I loved your stories, really lifted my spirits to know that such kindness can be in someones heart, if not in fact.

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