Date: November 12, 2013 11:48PM
In the 40s, and early 50s, my mother walked to the grocery store, and butcher and bakery shops; necessary shopping, at shops that seemed to be located within every city block. I never realized back then, the amount of my mother's time spent shopping and carrying these food items home. There were couple of supermarkets a few blocks distant, but they were not convenient as the stores within our block, for a shopper on foot -- not planned for car-based convenience..
Most of those stores/shops must now be a near rarity, if not extinct.
However, this must be a very rare exception; the meat market that my mother shopped, at least beginning in the early 40s, and still owned, I assume from its name, by the same family for 106 years:
By the way, I rarely eat meat, nowadays.
Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 11/14/2013 09:39AM by nordsider.