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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Monday, July 31, 2017

we miss you mr b

no he is not a relative
he is mr b
the original owner
mr butts

if you live in texas you know him as mr heb
howard e butts
the original owner of the large grocery chain


when you live in texas
you just take grocery shopping for granted

i would get up early sunday morning
go shop at the local heb grocery store

now i went early to avoid the crowds
to avoid the gray headed crowds
theyll run you over with their buggies they will

now in my hand would be a
shopping list
designed so that i could walk down the aisles
following my list as i walked

a few months before we moved
they realigned the store
expanding it
messed up my grocery list

i still havent changed it up yet
probably wont

as i went into the heb store
i knew that i could go into one store
for all my grocery and related shopping

what i have learned in living in california
is that there is no heb here
or even really close to it

over the last few weeks i have gone to each different grocery store
to shop

i was warned by family that live here
youll have to go to more than one store

i listened but really didnt believe them

well now i do

after close to 2 months of shopping for groceries and related stuff
here is what i came up with

each week usually saturday am
we go to the local farmers market
they have several spread over the week but this one seems
the biggest
by they i mean this area
also has several produce stores and stands
the farmers markets are just better
more variety
the farmers are there to talk to
it has a feel to it as you walk around

we buy our produce and fruit at the farmers markets
plus my garden is starting to produce things like peppers
kale swiss chard squash
soon we will have tomatoes and egg plants
so its either the farmers market and or the garden for produce
not the grocery store

i go to traders joes
the prices are good
they seem to have most of what you need
not everything though

off to store #3
either ralphs krogers related
gilsons a whole foods trader joes like store
grocery outlet a discount store

having been to all of them now
i chose #2 to be vons or ralphs

so as we go around to three locations to shop for groceries etc
all i can think is
i sure miss my heb

lifes full of tradeoffs
we made the trade

the organicgreen doctor

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