When I was very young, I remember my grandmother’s frequent trips to one of the few “health food” stores in Houston (which was a far cry from Wholefoods) to buy her organic carrots…. She drank so much carrot juice that her hands and feet turned orange. We got a good laugh out of that. And of course, what was left over from the juicer went into her compost pile.
If that wasn’t enough to keep them busy, they had a successful antique business called the “Yankee Peddler” to attend to as well…recycling at it’s finest!
Both grandparents came from frugal German stock, and to waste anything, including time, were not to their liking. Customers that wasted my grandfather’s time by “just browsing” were given special consideration on pricing…an up-charge!
This photo from The Calvert Hotel reminds me of their shop.