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#11 Jan 03, 2020 11:15 am

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Stand corrected, a mongrel then!

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#12 Jan 03, 2020 12:42 pm

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Yeah, to do the DNA thing if you have a little bit of everything would be kind of meaningless.  I have a Swiss brother-in-law who, as far as he knows, has ancestors in Switzerland since pre-history.  I'd like him to do it.  That might be surprising.

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#13 Jan 03, 2020 6:47 pm

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Doesn't polyglot mean a person who speaks several languages?  How is that genetic?

Better than Polygamist

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#14 Jan 04, 2020 10:49 am

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My breakfast for decades has been a cup of coffee with cream and one banana.  Gets me to noon.

How much for one banana in your state?

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#15 Jan 04, 2020 10:55 am

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I kinda like bacon, so I would eat  two strips of bacon once ah or maybe twice ah week. One of two slices of Jimmy Dean  sausages twice ah week.  One egg twice ah week  Now I saw a study last week that says that eggs are not as dangerous we they thought.  They are now saying, it can lower your high cholesterol.  Lord ah doh know what to believe sometimes; but I am now eating more eggs.

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#16 Jan 04, 2020 11:14 am

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Well, $0.40 a pound.  What is that?  About 15 cents per banana?

It isn't like bananas are hard to get in Iowa.  This is a photo from my home town 110 years ago.  At that time, the town had about 600 people and it was only connected by railroad.  See what is in the window?  Even out on the prairies of Iowa more than a century ago, you could get a banana.


56608892-10218369618502876-2768896941067599872-n.jpg

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#17 Jan 04, 2020 3:14 pm

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Real Distwalker wrote:

Well, $0.40 a pound.  What is that?  About 15 cents per banana?

It isn't like bananas are hard to get in Iowa.  This is a photo from my home town 110 years ago.  At that time, the town had about 600 people and it was only connected by railroad.  See what is in the window?  Even out on the prairies of Iowa more than a century ago, you could get a banana.


https://i.postimg.cc/jD519gPL/56608892-10218369618502876-2768896941067599872-n.jpg

Bananas on the prairy, who knew? That's fascinating RD! "Con permiso", I'm going to put that pic and comment on Facebook, all sources confidential, of course!

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#18 Jan 04, 2020 3:36 pm

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The town is Victor Iowa.  It is where both sides of my family emigrated to from Europe in the 1850s-1870s.

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#19 Jan 04, 2020 3:39 pm

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Here is an interesting anecdote.  The town of Victor today has no grocery store.  It did until the 1980s but the ease of car travel has changed the way people shop and people commute to the city to do their shopping at huge supermarkets.  All Victor has now is convenience stores.  You could buy bananas in Victor in 1910 but you can't buy bananas in Victor in 2020.

It's a strange world.

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#20 Jan 04, 2020 3:57 pm

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Innit though? And now when you go to the megastore, it's a bloody machine that checks your goods, and it's almost impossible to find the endangered species called store attendants. In the UK today there are no full-service gas stations.

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