[Ads-l] Youneverknow.

Margaret Winters mewinters at WAYNE.EDU
Sun Dec 1 11:35:53 EST 2019


When I was a student in France I ate at the university restaurant (dorm food is dorm food is dorm food, but we did get things like braised leeks...) - we would buy books of tickets at some very (VERY) low price of a franc and a half or something like that and turn in a ticket for each meal.

Margaret

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MARGARET E WINTERS
Former Provost
Professor Emerita - French and Linguistics
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI  48202

mewinters at wayne.edu


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Got a letter from a local charity soliciting donations to allow for the
provision of _meal-tickets_ to the poor. Didn't know that "meal-ticket" had
a literal meaning.

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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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