Monday, January 26, 2015
BREAD, MILK and TOILET PAPER
The Boston area is bracing for a huge blizzard that could bring as much as 3 feet of snow!
This reminds me of the Blizzard of 1978.
The governor of Massachusetts, Mike Dukakis, dressed in a casual sweater, appeared on television to advise the people to prepare for a massive snowstorm.
I had never paid attention to what the governor of the State was up to, but I listened to him, was impressed with what he had to say, how he said it and what he was doing to handle this major event.
Ever since then I have followed his career, through good times and bad. He always got my vote.
Now, back to what's happening here.
I live in a senior development with approximately 1,800 residents.
We have our own television station which updates the community on many of "the happenings." Today we have been informed that a contingency meal plan will be in effect, since all restaurants will be closed.
Today "Packed Dinner Service to Go" will be available from 3:00 pm to 5:00pm.
From what I hear about the weather, it probably will be available tomorrow also.
Because of the pending storm, supermarkets have been inundated with shoppers loading up on bread, milk, and eggs.
A funny thing happened a few days ago.
My son took me food shopping, and since he will be away for a few weeks, I decided that I had better load up, so I bought more than I usually do.
One item I bought a lot of was "toilet paper." In retrospect I thought about my large purchase...
When I was living at home with my parents I was always concerned about us running out of toilet paper, SO when Filene's Department store had a sale, and would deliver, I took advantage of that sale.
We never did run out of toilet paper!
Most shoppers load up on bread, milk, and eggs, I load up on bread, milk, and toilet paper! ;-)