Saturday, November 5, 2016
I brought this Snickers bar back to my home on the Cape and have stored it recently in my refrigerator. I believe back in 1969 this Snickers bar cost twenty-five cents and would sure last me a long time. By comparison, I just bought the other Snickers bar today at the local "7-Eleven for $1.39. "What an example of how prices and size of the same product have changed over the years! " The current Snickers bar is way smaller and costs way more!
I remember back in 1969 as well working for Culbro Tobacco which grows shade tobacco for cigar wrappers at $1.25 per hour during the Summer in Simsbury, Connecticut, Bill DeMallie and I as a picking team back then would average about $160.00 per week though as we were the only two local pickers and we earned extra money for our picking production (Piece work). Now the minimum wage is $10.00 per hour and scheduled to increase to $11.00 per hour on January 1st, 2017. Although the wages are higher now; it is not how much you are paid that is most important but rather what the "purchasing power" of your income you can attain. These two Snickers bars do show how price and size of the same product have changed over the years.
Posted by Rick Shaw at 10:30 PM
Friday, October 28, 2016
I roasted the seeds in my oven with virgin olive oil and sea salt that I make, AND, as pictured above I drank a bottle of Pilsner Urquell beer brewed in Plzen, Czech Republic (The original Pilsner). (Hi Denisa!) .My Mom always roasts the pumpkin seeds from pumpkins as well as some varieties of squash.
The carved pumpkin represents the 4 guest service Agents (Moi, Amelia, Theresa, and Tamara) at the Soundings (A Bluegreen managed Resort). I heard recently that the record size for a pumpkin is now over 2,000 pounds. Imagine a pumpkin weighing over a ton! Maybe that is why in the Cinderella tale if I remember correctly her coach to the ball was made from a pumpkin.
SO there you have it. Don't waste the pumpkin seeds when you carve up your pumpkin and please remember to only drink only Pilsner Urquell beer with the hot roasted pumpkin seeds if you do in fact like to drink beer.
Posted by Rick Shaw at 1:56 AM
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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Friday, October 7, 2016
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Don't know if the partnership ticket scratchers went back for more tickets or if they settled for a profit of $320.00 to split.
Posted by Rick Shaw at 10:55 AM
Monday, September 26, 2016
I then bring the captured to the "great outdoors" and let the indoor spider see if it can survive. After all this spider wasn't invited by me into my house in the first place and doesn't pay me any rent. Plus these spiders tend to leave a mess of spider webs and bugs to clean up which I can do without.
I don't bother "killing" the spiders as after all they too are one of God's creatures. So, that is how I catch spiders. It probably doesn't matter what kind of glass you use and even what kind of magazine you use as well but I can't be sure as I only have used these items, they work well, so I haven't experimented with any alternatives.
Posted by Rick Shaw at 2:08 PM