Mystery Meat

Box o' Ducks

I used one of those titles that will repel at least half the population and intrigue the rest.

I recently moved from a place I’d rented just over a year to another, several blocks away. Friends helped me transfer everything, including the contents of my cupboards and ‘fridge. I’ve always followed the FIFO rule (first in, first out), so I defrosted a package of lunchmeat yesterday and ate two slices.

This morning, I noticed today it was marked “Best before July 5, 2008.”

I didn’t move here until 2009.

I live in Michigan, just north of the Indiana border. There are families here who can’t afford to pay for heat, let alone rent. Some live in homes with dirt floors.

In 2014.

Despite the $3.50 price tag on the package, (which I’m sure I bought on sale in the few months since I’m the Queen of the Bargain Bin), I can’t bring myself…

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About Jane Wilson

Jane Wilson graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, was a trial attorney for 25 years and has served on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy on numerous occasions. She was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cleveland State University for several years and served as an Interim Associate Professor of Law in the clinical program at Case Law School. In 2009, she returned to the small southwestern Michigan community where she was raised, and wrote a novel.
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