Fashionable meant flour sack dress

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Years ago, country women purchased flour in big sacks, usually 25 pounds. They had a crew to feed — three times a day — so flour went fast. Breakfast was biscuit-making time, dinner was homemade loaves of bread and supper was maybe biscuits again or sometimes tortillas. Whatever the choice, […]

Punctuality eases with passage of time

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist Have you heard of the phrase “Chicano time?” It’s not exactly being fashionably late. It’s more like being insensitively late for no good reason or dragging in whenever you feel like it. In my family, we call this rare birth disorder “Nana time.” I was thinking about this matter the […]