Mom sees poverty in her future given the the $$$ for odd ball or geographically expensive winter sports. Is there a luge/skeleton/bobsled track nearby? How far is it to decent slopes? How much are those lift tickets??? How much does that sled cost?
I think of a lot of the winter olympics (and a lot of the summer olympics) as “rich people sports”.
Ice skating like OldDog says. Rinks are available even in the South. Ice skates aren’t cheap but they won’t break the bank either if you go to the Play it Again Sports type used equipment places.
Dad and son must both like low hanging fruit.
I might be able to find jaternice here in NE but no one calls it scrapple. Must be an Eastern thing.
Winter Olympics always give me an internal debate about the differences between sporting events and athletic competitions.
They remind me of my favorite dad joke… “Is there a hole in your shoe? No? Then how do you get your foot in?”
Operation Wetback. I vaguely recall some discussion of this during the Chavez led United Farm Workers strike and boycott.
As a side note, due to the boycott of green table grapes there was a big surplus of these grapes. Military bought up a lot of them and we were flooded with them in Vietnam.
For two of my months in Vietnam I worked the ‘garbage detail’ for the chow hall. At the tail end of monsoon season when it’d started to warm up (not that it ever got really cold by my standards). You’ve (I hope) never seen or SMELLED anything like a garbage dump in Vietnam at the end of the rainy season. I think blue/bleu cheese smells worse.
These days, given lack of any meaningful enforcement, he could skirt the law by selling the stock short.
Fresh fruits and vegetables aren’t cheap. Or convenient. Or appealing to Americans addicted to salt, sugar, and fat. In the long run, though, the death rate is the same. One person, one death. That’s true for cigarettes as well.
My first real job as an employee was washing dishes in a restaurant where the owner made his own bleu cheese dressing from a giant block of bleu cheese. Had to be a cubic foot block. Stinky bleu cheese. With big blue colored veins of fungus growing in it. His customers lapped that stuff up and begged for more. I could barely not gag when scraping out the salad bowls.