"and most European adults aren't big milk drinkers so you won't find gallons of milk either." - alstromeriaMy mom was born in Germany and raised in a German family in the States where they spoke German in the home. I don't remember drinking a lot of milk as a kid but there was always cheese. Even after the divorce when we were so poor I remember my mom buying Muenster, Monterey Jack, and cheaper cheeses like that. There was a little old fashioned butcher shop across 17th street in Garden Grove, California that my mom used to shop at a lot and I think they had sliced cheeses and luncheon meats that she would buy sometimes. I seem to remember that a pound of sliced "luncheon loaf" was like 49 cents/lb and I remember it being a real treat when we had that. Down the road in Santa Ana, a little over a mile away, was "Honer Plaza" and we used to walk there since we didn't have a car and my mom had one of those little two wheeled carts that she would pull to "Ralph's" and stock up on groceries. Sometimes she'd buy groceries and then come home and tell me to go to Ralph's and pick them up and carry them home. I remember you had to cross the Santa Ana Riverbed on the way to Honer Plaza. That Riverbed was a constant source of fascination to me. I was told it went all the way to the ocean. Man that was a long time ago..... I was still in grade school and I just turned 60 years old so it must have been like almost a half century ago? Half a century? Where did all the time go? Art
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