You join me as a card-carrying senior citizen if you remember when bread was sold by the loaf and you sliced it yourself. I can still see my mom with a butcher knife, trying to make a straight slice in a loaf of bread as seen in the graphic above. Even though un-sliced bread was not a major seller back then, my mom preferred it, claiming that it stayed fresher longer without air permeating the slices as in sliced bread. Chances are when mom sliced a couple slices, we would smear on a coating of Mickey Jelke's "Oleo margarine" top it off with sugar, and voila! A typical 30's and 40's snack. YUK!