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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 08:54 AM

6. My parents never, ever, bought anything like that. Probably because they had no money.

We didn't get any television food, no fancy breakfast cereals, no soda, nothing. My dad would buy bulk cornflakes and some kind of generic Cheerios that tasted like cardboard. Often we had these with instant milk, which cost less than fresh milk then because much of it was government surplus.

In the times we didn't have a television we didn't miss television food as much.

When we were staying overnight with my grandma in Los Angeles she'd sometimes give us television dinners as a "treat." We didn't know it was much easier for her to just throw some television dinners in the oven, and serve sugar frosted cereals advertised on television with fresh milk for breakfast.

My great grandmas would have been appalled. If there was meat on the menu they killed it, if there were vegetables they grew them, if there was bread they baked it. They'd serve pancakes and sausage and eggs for breakfast. As city kids we thought the eggs and sausage they served tasted strange. We didn't know factory farm eggs and sausage were a pale imitation of the traditional foods.

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