The other day I was in the grocery store, probably the largest one in town, and it’s a nice grocery store. Vince wasn’t with me, which is unusual . . he seems to always be with me in the grocery store and I’m trying to race through and talk him out of putting a dozen of each item in our cart so being alone in the grocery store was kinda fun.
I don’t know why the thought entered my mind, but as I was walking through the big, newer grocery store, I remembered going to Piggly Wiggly in Many, Louisiana with my grandma . . when I was a little girl. I thought about how many of the things in today’s grocery store weren’t in the Piggly Wiggly in Many 55 years ago.
Back then, there were hardly any ‘heat and eat’ type items in the store, where it seems now there’s so much of that! The cereal aisle was way smaller than it is now. Does anyone have bacon and eggs and grits and biscuits for breakfast any more?
Seems like all the candy and junk food was right by the checkout where now it’s all over the store it seems. I looked at the pickle/olive section. 50 years ago, who would have thought there would be so many varieties of pickles, olives, BBQ sauce, etc.?
I wanted some frozen vegetables. There are rows of frozen foods but very little plain veggies. Most are the heat and eat kind of things . . vegetables in sauce, vegetables with rice, any kind and shape of chicken you can imagine, desserts . . does anyone make dessert from scratch any more?
Do you ever think of things like that when shopping? Do you wonder what grocery stores will look like 20 or 30 years from now?
None of this really matters and I’m not complaining but it just struck me as odd . . in an interesting way.