DWJ sans frontiers
deborah.dwj at suberic.net
Fri Jun 10 10:39:27 EDT 2005
On Fri, 10 Jun 2005, Paul Andinach wrote:
|I am relieved: the inflationary scale suggested by the idea that 6d
|was ever too much to spend on sweets was giving me the heebie-jeebies.
|(By way of comparison, when I worked at a snack bar in high school
|6c would get you three sweets if you were lucky.)
I think my basis for appropriate prices for things has been forever
thrown off by that scene in _All of a Kind Family_ when two of the girls
(Gertie and somebody, maybe?) go candy shopping with a penny and buy
half of penny's worth of this and a quarter penny's worth of that, and
managed to go home with a big bag of crackers that they eat all night.
In plain then, what forbids he but to know,
Forbids us good, forbids us to be wise? -- Paradise Lost
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