Tuesday, January 23, 2007

How About Once a Week Trip to Town ?

Sleet fell this morning, hitting the windows with a sound much like that of fingernails tapping on a desk, only faster.
I wished it was snow. I had to brave the spitting ice from the sky and do a couple errands. To be honest, all I wanted to do was stay home and work on the Winnie the Pooh quilt for Melanie and Casi's baby. When I was at the store, it was surprising to me how crowded it was. Maybe because I didn't want to be out, my thoughts had turned to, "does anyone ever stay home? " Back in the old days, people made a once a week trip to town if they were lucky. Now its more like people stay home once a week if they are lucky.
It's no doubt good for the economy that so many people are out and about shopping and probably good for the storage rental places. But maybe, just maybe my house would be less filled with things to move around when I need to dust if I went back to the old time way of thinking and went out to town just once a week.

Emery's Paternal Grandmother, Annie Levina Haun Lockwood, born in 1886, and her dad, Emery's Great Grandfather, William Woodville Haun born 1860, he was 69 in the photo.


Peggy said...

I am trying my best to get to where I only go out once a week.. its hard especially if I need to mail out soaps.

Anonymous said...

Yes you are very right about this Patty...& folks eat out more than they eat in too. I work 3 days a week but I dont count that as going to town because After working 13 or more hours I never stop to pick up anything. Too pooped! But I have really cut my going to town way back...I usually go every 2 weeks or so. Usually when I have to fill the car. With just the 2 of us here most of the time its manageable. It also helps that Danny goes to Wal-mart just about everyday because of his buisness so he picks up little things here & there. LOL..I reckon I'm cheating huh! LOL!

Wendy's Quilting said...

I read this post to my 17yr old and she said oh thats true and she wishes that life wasn't so crazy. She esp liked the idea of only going to town once a week instead of being lucky to stay at home once a week.

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