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March 23, 2013

Looking Back: Shopping just isn't the same when you get older


An interesting Hebrew law was “not to muzzle a bull while he is threshing.” (Deuteronomy 25:4)

So, simply put, a worker deserves sustenance. So —

Many times there is a bright spot in our market where there are tasty food samples — either a special display with hostess or a slice of your selection in the deli. I remember the samples of mini cupcakes at the bakery not too long ago. Now that was really a very clever way to encourage sales, for it worked, and of course, we “workers” (shoppers) had a delicious sample of what we just had to buy. Thank you.

Elaine W. Kniskern is a 80-year-old resident of Schenevus and a grandmother of five. She can reached at ‘Senior Scene’ columns can be found at www.

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