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  1. #1
    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

    Default You Go, Girl!

    At the market (Albertson's in SoCal) yesterday, I was waiting my turn
    at the meat/seafood counter when an elderly lady was pointing out the
    seafood special, "wild caught lobster tails" at $4.99 a lb. with a big
    grin on her face. The guy had to come around to the front of the case
    to lift the case front b/c the lady wanted that one, and that one, and
    that one and that one, all in the front of the case (4 total). The
    counter guy said, "You have some lucky company." And she said
    (paraphrasing), "Oh, no, this is just for me. I don't get out much and
    so many of my friends are gone," (dead? moved to AZ? What?) "and
    sometimes you just want something special." And she looked just like a
    kid who'd found a chocolate factory under her bed.

    I have no idea what the moral of this story is, but it absolutely
    charmed me.

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

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    To reply, remove "spambot" and replace it with "cox"

  2. #2
    projectile vomit chick Guest

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    On Mar 7, 11:12*pm, Terry Pulliam Burd <ntpull...@spambot.net> wrote:
    > At the market (Albertson's in SoCal) yesterday, I was waiting my turn
    > at the meat/seafood counter when an elderly lady was pointing out the
    > seafood special, "wild caught lobster tails" at $4.99 a lb. with a big
    > grin on her face. The guy had to come around to the front of the case
    > to lift the case front b/c the lady wanted that one, and that one, and
    > that one and that one, all in the front of the case (4 total). The
    > counter guy said, "You have some lucky company." And she said
    > (paraphrasing), "Oh, no, this is just for me. I don't get out much and
    > so many of my friends are gone," (dead? moved to AZ? What?) "and
    > sometimes you just want something special." And she looked just like a
    > kid who'd found a chocolate factory under her bed.
    >
    > I have no idea what the moral of this story is, but it absolutely
    > charmed me.


    How nice to see an old lady enjoying herself like that. Usually I see
    the old birds musing over pound packages of hamburger as if they are
    wondering if they are going to live long enough to eat it, lol.

  3. #3
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

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    Terry Pulliam Burd <[email protected]> wrote:

    >At the market (Albertson's in SoCal) yesterday, I was waiting my turn
    >at the meat/seafood counter when an elderly lady was pointing out the
    >seafood special, "wild caught lobster tails"


    That was my first lesson in this post-- I was doubtful, but
    apparently Red Lobster is actually trying to farm raise lobster.

    > at $4.99 a lb. with a big


    Then there was this 'Holy Crap!' moment-- I'd have been in line
    behind the lady- even if it said 'farm raised'. Thermidor will cover
    a multitude of sins at that price.

    >grin on her face. The guy had to come around to the front of the case
    >to lift the case front b/c the lady wanted that one, and that one, and
    >that one and that one, all in the front of the case (4 total). The
    >counter guy said, "You have some lucky company." And she said
    >(paraphrasing), "Oh, no, this is just for me. I don't get out much and
    >so many of my friends are gone," (dead? moved to AZ? What?) "and
    >sometimes you just want something special." And she looked just like a
    >kid who'd found a chocolate factory under her bed.
    >
    >I have no idea what the moral of this story is, but it absolutely
    >charmed me.


    Me too-- If it was 30 yrs ago I would have asked if it was Staten
    Island as that's how my mom's aunt rolled. I love folks who
    believe in living their life right up to that last breath.

    Jim

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    I'm back. Guest

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    Terry Pulliam Burd <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > At the market (Albertson's in SoCal) yesterday, I was waiting my turn
    > at the meat/seafood counter when an elderly lady was pointing out the
    > seafood special, "wild caught lobster tails" at $4.99 a lb.




    $10 a kg????!!!! HOLY CRAP!! Can you buy about 20lbs for me and ship them
    over???




    > with a big
    > grin on her face. The guy had to come around to the front of the case
    > to lift the case front b/c the lady wanted that one, and that one, and
    > that one and that one, all in the front of the case (4 total). The
    > counter guy said, "You have some lucky company." And she said
    > (paraphrasing), "Oh, no, this is just for me. I don't get out much and
    > so many of my friends are gone," (dead? moved to AZ? What?) "and
    > sometimes you just want something special." And she looked just like a
    > kid who'd found a chocolate factory under her bed.
    >
    > I have no idea what the moral of this story is, but it absolutely
    > charmed me.
    >



    Good on her!!


    Enjoy life while you've got it.


    --
    Peter Lucas
    Hobart
    Tasmania

    "As we weep for what we have lost, and as we grieve for family and friends
    and we confront the challenge that is before us, I want us to remember who
    we are.

    We are Queenslanders.

    We're the people that they breed tough, north of the border.

    We're the ones that they knock down, and we get up again."

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    I'm back. Guest

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    Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Terry Pulliam Burd <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>At the market (Albertson's in SoCal) yesterday, I was waiting my turn
    >>at the meat/seafood counter when an elderly lady was pointing out the
    >>seafood special, "wild caught lobster tails"

    >
    > That was my first lesson in this post-- I was doubtful, but
    > apparently Red Lobster is actually trying to farm raise lobster.
    >
    >> at $4.99 a lb. with a big

    >
    > Then there was this 'Holy Crap!' moment-- I'd have been in line
    > behind the lady- even if it said 'farm raised'. Thermidor will cover
    > a multitude of sins at that price.
    >




    I replied to Squeaks OP, and then remembered that your lobster is our
    'yabbie'.


    But still..... $5 for 500g is still a damn good price for yabbie tails!!



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Hobart
    Tasmania

    "As we weep for what we have lost, and as we grieve for family and friends
    and we confront the challenge that is before us, I want us to remember who
    we are.

    We are Queenslanders.

    We're the people that they breed tough, north of the border.

    We're the ones that they knock down, and we get up again."

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    Kalmia Guest

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    On Mar 8, 12:12*am, Terry Pulliam Burd <ntpull...@spambot.net> wrote:
    > At the market (Albertson's in SoCal) yesterday, I was waiting my turn
    > at the meat/seafood counter when an elderly lady was pointing out the
    > seafood special, "wild caught lobster tails" at $4.99 a lb. with a big
    > grin on her face.


    Such a deal!! I hope she enjoyed them. God bless 'er.

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    James Silverton Guest

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    On 3/8/2011 8:55 AM, Kalmia wrote:
    > On Mar 8, 12:12 am, Terry Pulliam Burd<ntpull...@spambot.net> wrote:
    >> At the market (Albertson's in SoCal) yesterday, I was waiting my turn
    >> at the meat/seafood counter when an elderly lady was pointing out the
    >> seafood special, "wild caught lobster tails" at $4.99 a lb. with a big
    >> grin on her face.

    >
    > Such a deal!! I hope she enjoyed them. God bless 'er.


    Aren't the prices of lobster tails ridiculous? I saw them from $4.99 to
    $6.99 each at Valentine's Day but the prices were up to $19.99 each last
    week! Ah, for the good old days in the late 50's when I could afford to
    order grilled lobster tail for supper in a restaurant even if I was
    just a research associate.

    --


    James Silverton, Potomac

    "Not": obvious change in "Reply To"

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    notbob Guest

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    On 2011-03-08, James Silverton <[email protected]> wrote:


    > week! Ah, for the good old days in the late 50's when.....


    .....we hadn't fished the ocean to near sterility and fishermen weren't
    fighting for the right to make hundreds of species extinct. Yep, the
    perfect balance between history and the future. Between saber-toothed
    tigers and I Love Lucy. What bliss!

    nb

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    James Silverton Guest

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    On 3/8/2011 10:08 AM, notbob wrote:
    > On 2011-03-08, James Silverton<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >> week! Ah, for the good old days in the late 50's when.....

    >
    > ....we hadn't fished the ocean to near sterility and fishermen weren't
    > fighting for the right to make hundreds of species extinct. Yep, the
    > perfect balance between history and the future. Between saber-toothed
    > tigers and I Love Lucy. What bliss!
    >
    > nb


    The lobster tail story is a bit more complicated than just over-fishing.
    Most came from the fisheries around Tristan da Cunha in the Atlantic a
    thousand miles from South Africa. However, the area was devastated by a
    volcanic eruption in the 60's and has never been the same.

    --


    James Silverton, Potomac

    "Not": obvious change in "Reply To"

  10. #10
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Terry Pulliam Burd <[email protected]> wrote:

    > At the market (Albertson's in SoCal) yesterday, I was waiting my turn
    > at the meat/seafood counter when an elderly lady was pointing out the
    > seafood special, "wild caught lobster tails" at $4.99 a lb. with a big
    > grin on her face. The guy had to come around to the front of the case
    > to lift the case front b/c the lady wanted that one, and that one, and
    > that one and that one, all in the front of the case (4 total). The
    > counter guy said, "You have some lucky company." And she said
    > (paraphrasing), "Oh, no, this is just for me. I don't get out much and
    > so many of my friends are gone," (dead? moved to AZ? What?) "and
    > sometimes you just want something special." And she looked just like a
    > kid who'd found a chocolate factory under her bed.
    >
    > I have no idea what the moral of this story is, but it absolutely
    > charmed me.
    >
    > Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd


    Yes-s-s-s-s!! Good on her! Could possible thumping Squeeky in annual
    Thrkpt Races. Agey treachery trumping youthful enthusiasm. Hah!
    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    Holy Order of the Sacred Sisters of St. Pectina of Jella
    "Always in a jam, never in a stew; sometimes in a pickle."
    Pepparkakor particulars posted 11-29-2010;
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    projectile vomit chick <[email protected]> wrote:


    > How nice to see an old lady enjoying herself like that. Usually I see
    > the old birds musing over pound packages of hamburger as if they are
    > wondering if they are going to live long enough to eat it, lol.


    I've always loved the line, "At my age I don't buy green bananas."

    --
    Barb

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Tue, 08 Mar 2011 09:04:11 -0500, James Silverton
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 3/8/2011 8:55 AM, Kalmia wrote:
    >> On Mar 8, 12:12 am, Terry Pulliam Burd<ntpull...@spambot.net> wrote:
    >>> At the market (Albertson's in SoCal) yesterday, I was waiting my turn
    >>> at the meat/seafood counter when an elderly lady was pointing out the
    >>> seafood special, "wild caught lobster tails" at $4.99 a lb. with a big
    >>> grin on her face.

    >>
    >> Such a deal!! I hope she enjoyed them. God bless 'er.

    >
    >Aren't the prices of lobster tails ridiculous? I saw them from $4.99 to
    >$6.99 each at Valentine's Day but the prices were up to $19.99 each last
    >week! Ah, for the good old days in the late 50's when I could afford to
    >order grilled lobster tail for supper in a restaurant even if I was
    >just a research associate.


    I wouldn't pay more than $1 for a frozen lobster tail... even at $1
    I'd have to think twice and probably wouldn't buy it. Like frozen
    shrimp it's only good for crab bait.

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    James Silverton Guest

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    On 3/8/2011 11:02 AM, Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > On Tue, 08 Mar 2011 09:04:11 -0500, James Silverton
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 3/8/2011 8:55 AM, Kalmia wrote:
    >>> On Mar 8, 12:12 am, Terry Pulliam Burd<ntpull...@spambot.net> wrote:
    >>>> At the market (Albertson's in SoCal) yesterday, I was waiting my turn
    >>>> at the meat/seafood counter when an elderly lady was pointing out the
    >>>> seafood special, "wild caught lobster tails" at $4.99 a lb. with a big
    >>>> grin on her face.
    >>>
    >>> Such a deal!! I hope she enjoyed them. God bless 'er.

    >>
    >> Aren't the prices of lobster tails ridiculous? I saw them from $4.99 to
    >> $6.99 each at Valentine's Day but the prices were up to $19.99 each last
    >> week! Ah, for the good old days in the late 50's when I could afford to
    >> order grilled lobster tail for supper in a restaurant even if I was
    >> just a research associate.

    >
    > I wouldn't pay more than $1 for a frozen lobster tail... even at $1
    > I'd have to think twice and probably wouldn't buy it. Like frozen
    > shrimp it's only good for crab bait.


    You must have given up using lobster tails if that's so!

    --


    James Silverton, Potomac

    "Not": obvious change in "Reply To"

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    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 08 Mar 2011 09:04:11 -0500, James Silverton
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 3/8/2011 8:55 AM, Kalmia wrote:
    > > On Mar 8, 12:12 am, Terry Pulliam Burd<ntpull...@spambot.net> wrote:
    > >> At the market (Albertson's in SoCal) yesterday, I was waiting my turn
    > >> at the meat/seafood counter when an elderly lady was pointing out the
    > >> seafood special, "wild caught lobster tails" at $4.99 a lb. with a big
    > >> grin on her face.

    > >
    > > Such a deal!! I hope she enjoyed them. God bless 'er.

    >
    > Aren't the prices of lobster tails ridiculous?


    Yes!

    > I saw them from $4.99 to
    > $6.99 each at Valentine's Day but the prices were up to $19.99 each last
    > week! Ah, for the good old days in the late 50's when I could afford to
    > order grilled lobster tail for supper in a restaurant even if I was
    > just a research associate.


    I could afford surf & turf in a white tablecloth restaurant on an
    allowance or minimum wages back in the late '60s. It's gone from a
    $4.99 dinner to "market price" for lobster. Steak and lobster is
    another relic of the past now.



    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

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    projectile vomit chick Guest

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    On Mar 8, 9:41*am, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > In article
    > <312ff7d3-97d1-4293-a6e6-f94981caf...@22g2000prx.googlegroups.com>,
    > *projectile vomit chick <projektilevomitch...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    > > How nice to see an old lady enjoying herself like that. *Usually I see
    > > the old birds musing over pound packages of hamburger as if they are
    > > wondering if they are going to live long enough to eat it, lol.

    >
    > I've always loved the line, "At my age I don't buy green bananas."


    I love that!

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Tue, 08 Mar 2011 12:24:32 -0500, James Silverton
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 3/8/2011 11:02 AM, Brooklyn1 wrote:
    >> On Tue, 08 Mar 2011 09:04:11 -0500, James Silverton
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 3/8/2011 8:55 AM, Kalmia wrote:
    >>>> On Mar 8, 12:12 am, Terry Pulliam Burd<ntpull...@spambot.net> wrote:
    >>>>> At the market (Albertson's in SoCal) yesterday, I was waiting my turn
    >>>>> at the meat/seafood counter when an elderly lady was pointing out the
    >>>>> seafood special, "wild caught lobster tails" at $4.99 a lb. with a big
    >>>>> grin on her face.
    >>>>
    >>>> Such a deal!! I hope she enjoyed them. God bless 'er.
    >>>
    >>> Aren't the prices of lobster tails ridiculous? I saw them from $4.99 to
    >>> $6.99 each at Valentine's Day but the prices were up to $19.99 each last
    >>> week! Ah, for the good old days in the late 50's when I could afford to
    >>> order grilled lobster tail for supper in a restaurant even if I was
    >>> just a research associate.

    >>
    >> I wouldn't pay more than $1 for a frozen lobster tail... even at $1
    >> I'd have to think twice and probably wouldn't buy it. Like frozen
    >> shrimp it's only good for crab bait.

    >
    >You must have given up using lobster tails if that's so!


    I'm not a big fan of lobster but when I do indulge I buy whole live
    lobster... on Lung Guyland there are plenty of sources... lot's of
    lobsters sold from trucks parked along the parkways or they'd cruise
    neighborhoods and sell fresh caught live lobster and other seafood
    door to door, none very expensive.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/622391
    But I very rarely cooked my own... why mess around and schtink up my
    house... the typical Lung Guyland seafood eateries have a lobster tank
    where patrons choose. Seafood is regional, I'm not all that far
    inland, 'bout 100 miles, but there aren't any decent seafood eateries
    around here, all sell only frozen. Years ago when Red Lobster first
    started I made the mistake of thinking they'd all be fantastic like
    those on Lung Guyland... no way... the few I tried inland sucked big
    time. Once lobster has been frozen I no longer consider it lobster.

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    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

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    On Tue, 08 Mar 2011 09:38:09 -0600, Melba's Jammin'
    <[email protected]> arranged random neurons and said:

    >Yes-s-s-s-s!! Good on her! Could possible thumping Squeeky in annual
    >Thrkpt Races. Agey treachery trumping youthful enthusiasm. Hah!


    I cry for happy to see someone old remembering St. Frghoptd's Day. St.
    Frghoptd's Day is April 17 this year and is much relief needed from
    annual IRS money grabbing holiday. Poor jam lady is sure to be too
    slow and creaky for competition making this year. Too bad, as my
    j/lnglm patch is ready nearly for harvest, my thrkpt is gleam making,
    have new thrkpt collar for less boob bashing, and will knock jam lady
    on behind end.

    And, sadly, is hard time finding virgins again this year for thrkpt
    races. Am despairing of the few am finding, as you are knowing what
    happens after the j/lnglm harvest and mled drinking contest...

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

    --

    To reply, remove "spambot" and replace it with "cox"

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    gloria.p Guest

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    On 3/8/2011 9:02 AM, Brooklyn1 wrote:

    >
    > I wouldn't pay more than $1 for a frozen lobster tail... even at $1
    > I'd have to think twice and probably wouldn't buy it. Like frozen
    > shrimp it's only good for crab bait.



    If you lived 1000 miles from the nearest ocean, you'd take what you
    could get.

    gloria p


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    gloria.p Guest

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    On 3/8/2011 7:04 AM, James Silverton wrote:
    > On 3/8/2011 8:55 AM, Kalmia wrote:
    >> On Mar 8, 12:12 am, Terry Pulliam Burd<ntpull...@spambot.net> wrote:
    >>> At the market (Albertson's in SoCal) yesterday, I was waiting my turn
    >>> at the meat/seafood counter when an elderly lady was pointing out the
    >>> seafood special, "wild caught lobster tails" at $4.99 a lb. with a big
    >>> grin on her face.

    >>
    >> Such a deal!! I hope she enjoyed them. God bless 'er.

    >
    > Aren't the prices of lobster tails ridiculous? I saw them from $4.99 to
    > $6.99 each at Valentine's Day but the prices were up to $19.99 each last
    > week! Ah, for the good old days in the late 50's when I could afford to
    > order grilled lobster tail for supper in a restaurant even if I was just
    > a research associate.
    >



    There used to be a local chain called Valle's Steak House in New England
    that offered, in the late 60s, a twin lobster special,
    two whole lobsters, chowder or salad, and fries for $6.99/person.
    Their food was quite good. I know they had a Valle's in Needham, MA
    and Hartford, CT.

    gloria p

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    Polly Esther Guest

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    Being elderly can be fun. Today I was unloading a full buggy at the only
    register open when the store owner passed by. There behind me was a nice
    young man with just a loaf of bread in his hand and such a hurried look on
    his face.
    "Mr. Ford", I said, "Would you please open a register and check out this
    young fellow before he gets any older ?"
    Mr. Ford did.
    Nice young man turned to me from the next register and said, "Thank
    you".
    One nice thing about being elderly is we don't have to respect our
    elders. There aren't any. Polly



    "Terry Pulliam Burd" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 08 Mar 2011 09:38:09 -0600, Melba's Jammin'
    > <[email protected]> arranged random neurons and said:
    >
    >>Yes-s-s-s-s!! Good on her! Could possible thumping Squeeky in annual
    >>Thrkpt Races. Agey treachery trumping youthful enthusiasm. Hah!

    >
    > I cry for happy to see someone old remembering St. Frghoptd's Day. St.
    > Frghoptd's Day is April 17 this year and is much relief needed from
    > annual IRS money grabbing holiday. Poor jam lady is sure to be too
    > slow and creaky for competition making this year. Too bad, as my
    > j/lnglm patch is ready nearly for harvest, my thrkpt is gleam making,
    > have new thrkpt collar for less boob bashing, and will knock jam lady
    > on behind end.
    >
    > And, sadly, is hard time finding virgins again this year for thrkpt
    > races. Am despairing of the few am finding, as you are knowing what
    > happens after the j/lnglm harvest and mled drinking contest...
    >
    > Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd



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