I've always liked the Deli-Bakery area because of the wonderful assortment of foods, cakes and pastries. The mouth watering aroma of the bakery wafts throughout the area and seems to stimulate the senses. I always make it my last stop before checkout because there's usually a line of people waiting to place their orders.
As the years passed and I was single again, I spent more leisure time shopping for groceries and then, more time in the deli-bakery area. I'd scout the area, getting an idea of what I wanted to buy and after completing the more mundane part of the shopping list, return to the deli-bakery area. I'd then grab my ticket and wait to be served.
Upon arriving home that particular day, I took a look at myself in the mirror to see how I was dressed. Although I didn't quite look like something my cat, Shithead, would have dragged in, I certainly wasn't at my best. I decided that day that I would take the time to eat breakfast and dress better before going grocery shopping. After all, I never knew when opportunity might rear its elusive head.
I will tell you that I have met several women in my little "St. Tropez Deli-Bakery." As advertised, Publix has made my shopping experience more pleasurable and that's not even considering discounts, in-store sales and the free samples.
This Date In History: 1601; Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, is beheaded for treason on the orders of Elizabeth I. 1723; Sir Christopher Wren, architect, scientist, and mathematician, best known as the architect of St Paul’s Cathedral, dies aged 90. 1956; Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev condemns Stalin in a secret speech to the Communist Party Congress.
1983; Tennessee Williams, American playwright and Pulitzer Prize-winner, dies in New York aged 71. 1986; President Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines as opposition leader, Corazon Aquino, is sworn in as president.
Picture Of The Day: This year will determine the direction America will head in the future and I certainly wouldn't want to have to make some of the decisions that need to be made. My hope is that President Obama makes the correct decisions and borrowing one trillion dollars from China is something that I would not do. For my children and grandchildren's sake, I hope I'm wrong
Birthdays: Carlo Goldoni, Italian playwright 1707, Pierre Auguste Renoir, French Impressionist painter 1841, John Foster Dulles, US politician 1888 Myra Hess, pianist 1890, George Harrison, former Beatle 1943, Neil Jordan, Irish film director 1950.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) I love chocolate anything....cake, candy, milk, mousse, pie, ice cream....! 2) My Mom made me an Easter basket every year until the day that she died. I miss my Mom! 3) I have a secret fishing spot in the Florida Everglades and there has never been a time that I went there that I did not catch bass. 4) On a late night out many years ago, I was invited to sing with a group of musician buddies who were playing at one of my watering holes. I came onstage and promptly forgot every word of the song. 5) I was a senior in high school when the Cuban missile crisis was going on. Miami was full of troops and artillery and we were very worried.
Rufus was taking his wife, who was pregnant with twins, to the hospital when his car went out of control and crashed. Upon regaining consciousness, he saw his brother Willie, sitting at his bed side. He asked his brother how his wife was and his brother replied, "Don't worry, everybody is fine and you have a son and a daughter. But the hospital was in a real hurry to get the birth certificates filed and since both you and your wife were unconscious, I named them for you." Rufus was thinking to himself, "Oh no, what has he done now?" and said, "Well what did you name them?" The brother replied, "I named the little girl Denise." The husband, relieved, said, "That's a very pretty name! What did you come up with for my son?" The brother replied, "Denephew."
While they were walking through the barn, the farmer's mule suddenly reared up and kicked the mother-in-law in the head, killing her instantly. At the funeral service a few days later, the farmer stood near the casket and greeted folks as they walked by.
The pastor noticed that whenever a man would whisper something to the farmer, he would nod his head yes and say something. Whenever a man walked by and whispered to the farmer, however, he would shake his head, no and mumble a reply.
Very curious as to this bizarre behavior, the pastor later asked the farmer what that was all about. The farmer replied, "The women would said, 'What a terrible tragedy' and I nodded my head, 'Yes, it was.' The men asked, 'Can I borrow that mule?' and I shook my head and said, 'I can't, it's booked up solid for a year.'
That's it for today my little sweet potatos. More on Friday.
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