Ateret, ever the good sport about dressing up, is dressed up as one of her kitty ancestors from the shtetl. She thinks, if she were still in the Old Country, she might have this to say:
Vell, let me tell you, in the alt country, we had bupkes - less than bupkes. Oy! Every Friday, I had to pluck chickn's for the dinner. There was no canned food for us ketslas. You children have it too gut!
Shtetl: A small Jewish town or village in Eastern Europe.
Old Country: Whence the family came before leaving Europe. In my case, present-day Belarus, Romania and Ukraine.
Vell, let me tell you: How a dear friend of mine says, "Well, let me tell you."
Ketsla: Little kitty
Gut: Good. Pronounced "gute."