Thursday, May 17, 2012
Today's picture was taken in Georgia in 1939. It shows a family picking peas in their garden. I really like peas, and my favorite type of peas are Black Eyed Peas. They are not good canned or frozen, but fresh Black Eyed Peas are delicious.
Some interesting conversation yesterday on the 5 cent hamburger, and inflation. When you see a sign that says "5 cent hamburger", your first response is, "Wow I wish they were than much today", and then your second response is, "But people made a lot less back then". So which is it . . . are we getting more burgers or less burgers for an hour of work?
My opinion is that I am working harder and harder for fewer and fewer burgers. I think not only am I getting fewer burgers for an hour of work, but the burgers are lower quality. I can remember in the 60's going to a diner and getting a huge DELICIOUS hamburger and a Dr. Pepper made with real cane sugar and made up fresh at the soda fountain. A very different dining experience, and one much superior to today's Micky D's.