The Whelk: Hi there. I just finished reading a book about childhood among the poor and working class in 1800s New York.
Another example, when my sister was 17 and about to go off to college, my mom started her on a sort of drinking-training program, so that she'd know her limits and wouldn't be taken advantage of as a Freshman. How smart is that? And how many parents can you picture doing that today?
Those golden years of childhood, it's a miracle we're are still around.
Service Merchandise was well-known for its unusual ordering process which emphasized the catalog, even within the showrooms ... When ready to place their orders, customers would take the tablet to a clerk who would act as a cashier and submit the order to the store's stockroom ... The customer would then move to the "Merchandise Pickup Area", where the order would emerge from the stockroom on a conveyor belt.
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