Pickles by Brian Crane for September 09, 2021

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    pearlsbs  over 1 year ago

    Not a serious problem. Just drink it from the bowl.

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    Ratkin  over 1 year ago

    And it was uphill both ways.

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    sirbadger  over 1 year ago

    This is why you need to practice your tongue exercises; so you can slurp your soup better.

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    Concretionist  over 1 year ago

    Well, when I was a kid, we were so poor that we had to share the same BATHTUB. And heaven help the one who had to bathe after my two little brothers, who loved to play in the mud downstream from the barn.

    Not really. Though, mom DID sometimes re-use bath water for more than one of us. Never occurred to any of us, so far as I know, that it was a problem. And by the time we could be trusted to more or less clean ourselves, we had graduated to showers anyway.

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    pschearer Premium Member over 1 year ago

    We had plenty of “silver”-ware. None of it matched and much of it was stamped “U.S.N”.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 1 year ago

    yeah, the Great Depression was quite, well, depressing

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    TonysSon  over 1 year ago

    So if you got the knife, you were forked ?

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    leopoldenoch  over 1 year ago

    What a liar! Why men has this inclination to take advantage of kids’ naivete, like Calvin’s dad?

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    Sanspareil  over 1 year ago

    Fork is not much good with a soup either!

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    Kwen  over 1 year ago

    … and you wouldn’t want to ear about my four grandparents denture…

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    Cornelius Noodleman  over 1 year ago

    We use the plastic “silverware” we get at restaurants.

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    iggyman  over 1 year ago

    None of my silverware match. I used to get it at the Acme while shopping never realizing each was a different style!

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    juicebruce  over 1 year ago

    Earl was it three stooges soup with hot water poured through a chicken ?

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    Olddog04  over 1 year ago

    And he had to walk to school. Uphill both ways.

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    well-i-never  over 1 year ago

    That’s right, we’re lookin’ at you, Earl!

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    Redd Panda  over 1 year ago

    ‘’Oh, you had silverware. You were lucky. We had to use a flat piece of wood.’’

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    nos.nevets  over 1 year ago

    I eat my peas with honey; I’ve done it all my life.

    They do taste kind of funny, but it keeps them on my knife.

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    Diat60  over 1 year ago

    My father who was one of nine kids said they were so poor their mother used to put a pot of food on a chair in the middle of the room and dinner was walking around the chair and sniffing.

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    ANIMAL  over 1 year ago

    That’s the most RIDICULOUS thing I’ve ever heard.!!

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    ….so did ya pick up the bowl and slurp it down?

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    The Orange Mailman  over 1 year ago

    I feel like Earl is looking at me.

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    Doug K  over 1 year ago

    What’s a knife?

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    kaycstamper  over 1 year ago

    My dad had one Army spoon.

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    kaycstamper  over 1 year ago

    When I first got married we had one fork, one spoon and one knife. One of us got the fork, one the spoon, and we shared the knife. If we had soup we drank it. We had one bath towel, it was Phoenix so one could take a shower and in a half hour it’d be dry so the other could take one.

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    Duster Freebottom Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Oh, he meant one setting, not one set.

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    Buckeye67  over 1 year ago

    I think Nelson knows his grandpa is full of baloney.

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    Mayor Snorkum Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Good one, Earl. But on soup day, the fork would be just as useless as the knife.

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    Teto85 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    You spend your life trying to make it better for yourself and family and then spend all that time complaining/bragging how difficult it was instead of enjoying the fruits of your labours.

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    wiatr  over 1 year ago

    Mom had two sets: the Good Set for special occasions and the everyday use set that had many different different patterns. I still use some of those along with my everyday set.

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    Natarose  over 1 year ago

    Just pick up the bowl and drink it.

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    onespiceybbw  over 1 year ago

    We always fought over who got the “sharp” knife because Mom had a (not so) rare talent for turning meat into leather, or worse, hockey pucks.

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    prrdh  over 1 year ago

    You mean you had something beside stone soup on some days? Admit it, Earl, your family was one of the 1%.

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    rwg1957rwg  over 1 year ago

    Reminds me of a childhood ditty— I eat my peas with honey, I’ve done it all my life. It may seem kinda funny, but it keeps them on the knife.

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    christelisbetty  over 1 year ago

    I also, by way of my late Mother-in-law, have ten sterling, shrimp cocktail forks, they will come in handy someday when I have nine people over for a shrimp cocktail party.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  over 1 year ago

    I had to eat soup sandwiches on occasion.

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    pbr50138  over 1 year ago

    Ben…how did you eat soup with a fork?

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