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  •  One hundred years ago, in Chicago, people raised (7+ / 0-)

    Chickens and sometimes pigs, in their back yards. The African American populace was offered real estate ONLY in the streets south of  the 95th Street marker - which was the  beginning of the South Side being truly populated.

    Many  interesting and inexpensive local  fun palaces, like White City and Riverside were flourishing. Roller Coasters were thrilling. Ice Cream was becoming popular.

    And with many households having "ice boxes," which were hefty well designed boxes where you bought ice in the late winter and kept it till the next year, moms and grandmas created a "food rule" that still exists, as everyone has heard it so often that everyone follows it even though the reason for observing it  is now obsolete: Namely, "Never put any really hot food in the fridge!"

    Offer your heart some Joy every day of your life, and spread it along to others.

    by Truedelphi on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 04:15:13 PM PST

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