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December 20, 2014

Grandma’s expertise in nutrition dates back to the 60s.

By the mid 70s, she had written several self-published mimeographed books on nutritional intake and vitamins.

Around then or possibly earlier, I think, she started to poison people..... At first, my mother was the only one who’d refuse to eat Grandma’s food, and I thought she was being paranoid. Then I started noticing that every time I went to Grandma’s, I’d pass out on the couch or on the train on the way back to the city.
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Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 20, 2014 10:58 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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A lot of women of the Sixties do not know how to cook. In fact they are not familiar with many household duties like laundry or cleaning or hosting Tupperware parties.
They don't know much about personal hygiene either, failing to shave legs and armpits. They don't know how to dress either except in baggy and distasteful long dresses or skirts.
They have few social skills such as mingling at cocktail parties, attending weekly bridge games, going to PTA meetings, helping out at church rummage sales.
They are not exceptional wage earners either, macrame and tie-dyed tee shirts having low commercial value.

Perhaps Grandma was enhancing the food with pharmaceuticals. Go ask Alice.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 20, 2014 11:01 PM

I read this with morbid fascination and an uncomfortable sense of familiar feelings. I'll leave it at that.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 21, 2014 5:19 AM

Joan: it is well you left it. A depressing piece with none of the redeeming values of an ode to an aging family member.

I'll stick with the comment I made before I read the article. Poor humor is better than bitter truth. A story about my uncle Letsgo would be better.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 21, 2014 6:45 AM

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