The Rearview Mirror
When I was a kid on the farm, eating healthy simply meant don’t load up on candy before meals. Practically everything we ate was fried or seasoned with meat grease. The goal was to have enough to eat, not to eat healthy. It simply wasn’t discussed because no one connected poor health to what people ate.
We raised most of our food, from vegetables in the garden to fruit from the orchard to chicken and pork. We had milk cows. Only beef and staple items came from the store.
Nobody thought twice about having bacon, sausage or ham, biscuits and gravy and eggs every morning. People were more active back then, working long hours in the fields. A big breakfast provided the fuel those hard-working bodies needed to keep up the pace.
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