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Old-Biscuit wrote:

It's still like that with farmers helping each other when tragedy strikes.


Yes it is. I recall a tornado and it cut through an area where there is a scattering of Amish... One of the more amazing things is a bus load (or 2) of Amish.. First time most of 'em had ever rode in a motorized vehicle. Showed up to help rebuild.

I have a lot of respect for both family Farmers and Amish. But then as I said. Grew up on a dairy/Swine farm.

(I know politics is discouraged here but dairy farm experience comes in handy when listening to politicians speak ... Shoveled that stuff myself... by the ton [emoticon] )


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I grew up in the ‘50’s in a working man’s neighborhood in Oakland, CA. One of the neighbors was killed leaving his wife and adult, mentally handicapped son without a source of income. Several men from the local garbage company went to her home and offered her son, Fernand, a job working with other men collecting garbage. He was very strong and could follow directions with supervision. At that time the men walked into the back yards carrying a large can on their shoulder and emptied two or three residential cans into it. I remember Fernand being very proud to be bringing his paycheck home to his Mama and supporting them both.


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* This post was edited 12/20/20 09:17pm by down home *

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mr. ed wrote:

Yep, memories of a carefree youth. I also remember when candy bars were somewhat larger and only a nickel, such as mounds and almond joy. I don’t eat candy now, but you won’t find candy bars that cheap anywhere.


No they are NOT 5 cents now....closer to $1 and smaller

I get a kick out of some ads....New/Larger Size on sale now
Almost the size they use to be but not quite


We had a neighborhood store. In a residential neighborhood ---no other retail within miles
Small Grocery/meats/soda pop and candy type of store
Only 3 blocks from home

Would collect pop/beer bottles and trade them in for pocket money which we typically turned around and bought candy with

Although NOT a candy per se......Brothers Cherry Cough Drops. Eat the WHOLE Box in one setting. Delicious cherry flavor

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Yes, I Remember buying those Smith Bro’s cough drops and sucking on them like candy. I don’t recall the ingredients, but I don’t think there was any real Medical ingredient that could be specifically dangerous. The drops were closer to being candy than medicine and I think most kids treated them as such.

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Old US-66 the mother road ran by one place we lived in NE Oklahoma. Rode my bicycle about a mile picking up pop bottles to a community grocery store and sold them for 2 cents a piece. Old 66 roadside was full of pop bottles and generally a dozen to the mile. Made my self and sometimes my buddies candy money.
I have about two dozen of those old pop bottles cleaned and stored in a box sitting on a top shelf in the garage. One of my favorite is a DR Pepper with the label mis placed about half way around the bottle.


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Yep. Fifty cents an hour. Armando Dianda. Throwing 90 pound sacks of almonds onto a flatbed wagon in an orchard. He had a three cylinder
Massey Furgeson tractor with a concrete 4th cylinder. Wrap a tree with a piece of conveyor belt. Pull it taut. Rev the engine. Shook all the nuts onto the ground. 100°F summer work. A day's pay would buy a tank full of Flying A. And have a couple bucks left over.

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

Yep. Fifty cents an hour. Armando Dianda. Throwing 90 pound sacks of almonds onto a flatbed wagon in an orchard. He had a three cylinder
Massey Furgeson tractor with a concrete 4th cylinder. Wrap a tree with a piece of conveyor belt. Pull it taut. Rev the engine. Shook all the nuts onto the ground. 100°F summer work. A day's pay would buy a tank full of Flying A. And have a couple bucks left over.


What's a "concrete 4th cylinder"? An inquiring mind wishes to know.

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My mother would make my shirts from flower sacks.


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