Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thank You Thrift Stores for Being My Therapy

Strolling through thrift stores and going down memory lane is nothing new to me. But for some reason this past visit to one of my favorite TS resonated more than usual.  

I always see appliances and dinnerware still in their box and usually the photos are from the 70s. The image is a woman holding that (insert item) in her kitchen or living room and it takes me back. Wayyyyy back ! I get "that feeling" like for a moment in time, I'm really back in the 70s!

I move on to the clothing and I see blouses that remind me of the cafeteria lady. Or my 3rd grade teacher. My mom when she was cleaning the kitchen. Moving on to the linens I see bed sheets are so 80s. Being the youngest of 8 children I spent a lot of time with my older brothers and sisters. Many of which had their own home. I remember my sister having this 80s sheet set. (80s reference now, not then) and I saw that set at the TS! Flash! I'm back in 7th grade and it's so weird. But in a cool way!

It's my therapy ya know. I'm in my own world in thrift stores. I don't mind being interrupted though. But only by others in the thrift stores or the volunteers. They're "in my world" there.

So when I'm even older, will I be flashing back to current times or still to the 70s and 80s? What will something from today look like in the future?

Who can relate to me? I'd love to hear your stories.

Monday, September 5, 2011


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