Content about Barksdale Air Force Base

June 27, 2010

Food shopping has gotten a lot more interesting....

Food shopping has gotten a lot more interesting.

Where I grew up, there weren’t many grocery options. In rural north Louisiana in the 1960s and ‘70s, Piggly Wiggly was the dominant chain. Our household did the daily fill-in shopping at “the Pig” and then, because my dad was retired military, we made our monthly bulk purchases at the commissary on Barksdale Air Force Base, in Shreveport.