Did we really get through this past winter?
It felt like it would never end … Then two 90-degree days in a row.
The transition from winter to spring is much like life. You never know what to expect or what will happen next.
So, where do we stand?
The cost of gas is through the roof.
The cost of freight has affected every industry.
Produce prices are up in many cases 30%.
Kosher meat and poultry are up in some cases 30%.
Canned goods are all greatly affected by freight, and import costs have dramatically increased.
Labor shortages are palpable.
So, what do I think the future holds?
Hope for a better world, a more peaceful world, where the weakest and most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters will be able to have food on their tables, a roof over their heads and safety in schools.
Let’s not take steps backward. Let’s move forward and hope for better people on the world stage with a sense of decency and compassion.
Wait, I have to get back to work behind the deli counter instead of pontificating.
I will never forget my roots and I will never ever lose hope.
With best regards,