Going shopping was only to get flour, sugar, salt, beans, salt pork and sometimes a “store bought treat”. The operative word is sometimes.
We lived on a farm and grew everything. We had a garden that was at least one acre and my Mother canned everything! We always had chickens….so we had fresh eggs. We raised at least one steer….so we had meat, btw that was canned too. We had a cow….so we had milk, butter, and cottage cheese.
Until I was an adult, I never went to a restaurant for dinner, never had spaghetti, Pizza was unknown, and an Ice Cream Sundae was a dream.
Don’t feel sorry for me, everyone was paddling in that same canoe. I wonder sometimes if America evolved too far from that simple life.