It’s funny what we remember.  I know most people now days think that potato chips began in the Garden of Eden and have always been with us, not so.  I looked up to see when they started.  One man, a Native American cook, first made the chips for a customer where he worked in a restaurant in N.Y. in 1853.. They were a big hit and it went on from there, First in the North then it spread to the south.

Now, my memories:  A lot of new foods came out after the 2nd world war. Probably because more people had money to buy things, whereas, before and during the war most people, at least in the country and in central Maine, grew, made and canned their own food.  So when companies started packaging potato chips in a big can, like the very big cans of popcorn you see at Christmas, my parents decided they could afford to buy a can of  chips every once in awhile, for a treat.  This was a BIG treat, because we had no money to waste.

Lays Potato Chips were the first name I recognized on the list of manufacturers, but I think the ones available in our stores were Humpty Dumpty.  I even remember where my mother kept them.  In one of the bottom cupboards near the very large storage can of flour.  And yes, people bought flour in 50 lb. bags and then put it in seal tight flour cans.

So you see, we are very lucky in this day and age to buy chips in all different flavors and sizes.  Yummmmm


From: Magnificat

“Accepting the sacraments means first of all agreeing to be sought out by God and accepting the opportunity offered us by Christ to rejoin God

Practice enables man to discover that he is not alone in his existence, that Someone awaits him, and that his life is a twofold act. It suggests to man that he should not be merely a spectator, but a co-worker in his destiny. This is the great novelty of Christianity, as Saint Paul proclaimed it:  ‘We are co-workers with God.’ God gives us our freedom so that we may use it at each moment  of our great human experiences;

before evil, with penance;

before human love, with matrimony;

before fatherhood, with baptism;

before the struggle against the anguish of death, with the sacrament of the sick;

before the responsibility for our brothers, with confirmation and holy orders.

Face to face with all these great experiences, we are led to be co-workers in humble, day-by-day, coherent acts, for example, in sharing the meal with the friends of Christ.”

by: Father Bernard Bro, O.P.

Spend some time with the Holy Spirit.