-Isms: Views on life in rural America
October 20, 2022
Talk about sticker shock. Imagine my surprise a few days ago as I grabbed a carton of eggs from the cold case at the local store: $7.45 for a dozen large eggs. Usually, grandson Jorden supplies eggs, fresh from the poultry pen, but his supply was depleted.
Needless to say, I changed my menu plan and returned the carton to the shelf.
Accordng to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index has seen an 8.2% increase in the last year. Electricity prices shock a lot of us, with a 15.5% average increase. Groceries don’t fill as many bags when prices jump 13%. Health insurances...