Tag Archives: thrift stores

Second-Hand Wardrobe

It’s time to celebrate yet another unofficial holiday that many folks like me appreciate: Second-hand Wardrobe Day. One of my not so guilty pleasures is to troll second-hand shops and thrift stores. Perhaps the pleasure is a sublimation of my … Continue reading

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On Generosity

Last month, during Veterans’ Day, an old ¬†Army Veteran was selling simple “poppies” near the front entrance of the supermarket. So, I gave him a few bucks and he gave me one of the little paper flowers. I wrapped the … Continue reading

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Questionable Generosity

“Shouldn’t generosity be handled like prayer in that a person shouldn’t make a big public show of doing it?” asked my friend Rick. Our pal Jonathan replied, “I think the passage goes something like, ‘Do not be like the hypocrites. … Continue reading

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Reuse Day

It’s been a busy year of going places, enjoying activities, and accumulating stuff. Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it’s time to shift gears and start thinking about what to do about the extra stuff. I’m all about … Continue reading

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Goodwill Industries Week

Like most folks, I like a good bargain. Plus, I like recycling stuff. Those are reasons I donate to and shop at thrift stores. In Norfolk, Nebraska, the one I like best is the Goodwill Store. The brand name is … Continue reading

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Gently Used

One of the best descriptions of items at consignment or thrift stores is the phrase, “gently used”. The thing could be a shirt or an office chair. If it is described as gently used, the implication is that the previous … Continue reading

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Interesting Containers …Floral Friday

Thrift stores can yield some unique finds. This was certainly true this week. I found a few cute, interesting vessels at arms reach, practically in front of me in the stores. An applied flower with the tops of two petals … Continue reading

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