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Letter to the editor
Like mother said, 'Be sure to eat your peas'
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Forsyth County News

Eat your peas is something my mother said to me 69 years ago. I did and I am glad I did. I learned to love peas.

I love all kind of peas: green peas, large peas, small peas, black-eyed peas, field peas and a variety of beans that might be classified as peas. It might be remembered that people who eat peas often have to eat them to survive. Eating peas is like balancing a checkbook, or paying off your credit cards or making do with what resources you have and avoiding further debt.

I recommend eating peas. Peas can be delicious. This may be news to those who are used to caviar, lobster bisque and specialty dishes sold in classy restaurants. It may be news to those who have never had to take care of personal business such as shopping for their own arugula, flying around the world in governmental corporate jets or buying the latest fashions in Paris.

Peas are not only delicious, they are nutritious. This country was built by eating peas, cornbread, beans, collard greens, and a lot of other things difficult for the immature to swallow but which prove to be the way to survive and sometimes even build a future.

I join all pundits out there as one who actually has tried this advice. Eat your peas!

Derrel E. Emmerson