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Old 08-16-2005, 03:42 PM   #21
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Yes. Some of the simple living ideas can go over the line, my point is it is all about choice.* (those people living in the run down houses mentioned earlier may not actually be making the choice)

Maybe its easier for me because I'm a vegetarian who enjoys all kinds of things from rice and beans (why are they getting such a bad rap?) to gourmet cuisine.

I'm sure people in my family do think I'm strange.* Well, I'll just be that eccentric old aunt who takes her dogs everywhere, travels the globe, recycles dryer sheets, lives in a tiny apt so she can walk on all her errands and not have yardwork (plus have a GREAT view of the water and the Seattle skyline).

I think I have what I want and I think you guys do too, aren't we lucky?
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Old 08-16-2005, 08:20 PM   #22
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I do not wish to live in poverty, I agree that after spending so much time in school (law school for me) and working that to have to line up for free cheese would be sad (although I would line up for free ice cream at Starbucks, right MJ? )
I recall getting several of those 5lb blocks of yellow cheese about 35 years ago when I was living kinda free and easy sans a career. It tasted way too salty so if the salt content dropped which I doubt (makes a good preservative), I wouldn't mind getting one of them again.
I didn't have to stand on line for that free ice cream since I came early just after my daily 25 mile fast bike ride.
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I picked up some of that cheese last week - for a lady/neighbor who lives on 600/mo SS plus Medicare. Friend of ours for 30 yrs. So we get to sample her cooking from time to time - near as I can tell in sauces or mac and cheese - it tastes the same. In box - it looks like generic Velveeta.
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Since we're on the cheese now, the only time i tasted it, i think i was about 12 years old at the time (21 years ago). My friend had gotten the cheese from a poor aunt (apparently, she just didnt like cheese so they took it from her). I just remember eating so much of it, i got sick. I was jealous that the cheese we had at our house (probably kraft mild cheddar) didnt taste near as good as this welfare stuff. I'm not sure if its still as good tasting as it was then.

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I don't ever remember any cheese, but somehow when I was a kid, we got ahold of some government honey!
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...we got ahold of some government honey!
Just so you know, SG, I'm not touching this line either!
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