Despite the heat, I drove into Livingston for “thrift shopping.” The instructions were given last night–at the square dance–that we should have denim skirts or jeans, white shirt or blouse, and red neckerchief for club wardrobe. That will identify our club members when we do exhibition dances or visit another club. ~~ To my surprise, the Senior Center Thrift Shop had a “$4. per bag” sale. (The average size grocery bag.) I came home with two denim shirts, a denim jumper, denim shirt, and a long-sleeve white western shirt–for four dollars. That makes me very happy!!
On impulse, heading home, I stopped at another thrift shop and asked about denim and/or western vests. “Not until the Winter clothes are on display” was the answer. On top of a pile of clutter, I spied a fabric closet organizer. Several “shelves” and dozens of pockets for shoes. I was told there was a second organizer buried beneath the clutter. I found it and bought both for $15. (I didn’t argue about the price. They are “new” and would be three times that price at Ikea.) They are much better than my makeshift storage in tote bags and oversize purses. That makes me very, very happy!! ~~ It’s a “work in progress” right now but eventually I’ll put shoes in the pockets and off-season hats, gloves, scarfs, etc., on the shelves.
A pair of decorative salt and pepper shakers came home with me, also. They would fit right in with my vast collection of salt and pepper shakers–if I still had them. Over two-hundred sets–collected over the decades–went to one son. I don’t know if he still has them… but (succumbing to a decades-old habit) I couldn’t resist the purchase. My collection was quite unique: “people shakers”: German, Scottish, Spanish, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, etc. But the collection had/has Mr. & Mrs. Duck, Mr. & Mrs. Dog, Mr. & Mrs. Cat, etc.; Aunt Jemima & Uncle Moe, Planter’s Peanut (man), and endless more. They were displayed in a special cabinet built by my father. ~~ So I’ve walked down “Memory Lane” and that makes me happy!!