[Ads-l] Youneverknow.

Margaret Lee 0000006730deb3bf-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Mon Dec 2 04:48:51 EST 2019


 When I was in college in the mid-sixties, students were issued a 'meal ticket' indicating that our meals/board had been pre-paid for the semester.  It was a wallet-sized card that we had to show to a worker as we passed through the cafeteria line for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  The worker had a list of meal ticket names and numbers and manually checked off the numbers as we passed through with our trays.   
--Margaret Lee
    On Sunday, December 1, 2019, 03:05:13 AM EST, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:  
 
 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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