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We have a salvage store in the “Village” (only 4.7 miles by road from our palatial estate) that I usually visit 4 or 3 times a week. Among other things, they have fresh meats for sale. I liked to check them out on Monday mornings when they open at 0830 hours. Prior to the pandemic, there were usually 5 or 4 of us “vultures” digging through their meats that they discounted after the weekend. I, especially, liked the flank steak that was discounted to $1.00/pound for fajita meat. They also had Pepperidge Farms breads for $1.00/loaf, which was near its “Best By” date (DW likes the “Swirl bread for toast. I likes the rye bread, me). I has 3 bills to mail along with a check to cash so Tuesday I made a grocery run.

I dropped the mail off at the post office, checked the salvage store and picked up some broccoli (4-12 ounce heads for a buck) and, where the bread usually was, found the space filled with Elmer’s Candy ( They had 4-packs of the candy on sale for $1.50 (its $3.99 at Wal-Mart), however, they had singles of most of the candy at the registers for $0.25 each (???), so I picked up four of the different “eggs” for a buck and then proceeded to the bank, our local IGA supermarket and down the road to Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, the pool store, etc., etc. I’ll hafta return some stuff at Lowe’s and the pool store today or tomorrow and pick up some fresh oysters & catfish at Rouse’s Supermarket.

C.J.V. - the salvage store gots some great bargains if one knows what not to buy, yes
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