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Old 03-14-2020, 02:31 PM   #421
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Given the current emphasis on avoiding crowds, as a result of the coronavirus, I thought some might derive amusement from watching an old CBS "Sunday Morning" piece by (now retired) Bill Geist. Back in 2008, with fuel shortages & economic woes, people in the U.S. were encouraged to vacation at home. This is Geist's take on the concept of the "staycation":

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Old 03-14-2020, 04:16 PM   #422
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Anybody else remember the Russian TP shortage and food lines? That's what I think of when I see all the empty shelfs photos
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Some hippies I knew who used phone books for toilet paper. (I think we're getting our comeuppance for doing away with big, thick phone books )
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I told my wife perhaps we should begin stockpiling old newspapers...
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(aside: when working with elderly people who went through the depression, i noticed they often were very frugal with tp. &i think i was one of those hippies bethrags mentioned...but really a plastic bottle (like for mustard etal) with warm water (peri-botttles in nurse lingo) work pretty well)--bidet time
OTHERWISE--------------?what do I remember
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I actually remember when Sears and Roebuck catalog pages were used as TP. That use could be a good way to deal with junk mail.

I also remember the gas shortage. At least maybe self-isolation will cut down on gas expense now. Hubby just went to the drug store for some vitamins and such. Otherwise, he isn't getting out much and me not at all.
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Restricted phone time...and no TV
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Radium clock faces---radiation being "unknown"---those green glow in the dark ones
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when most places where closed on Sundays......
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