Ye Olde Toffee Shoppe: The Hollies

Posted September 20, 2019 by katry
Categories: Video

Shopping: The Jam

Posted September 20, 2019 by katry
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Second Hand Store: Joe Walsh

Posted September 20, 2019 by katry
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Love in Store: Fleetwood Mac

Posted September 20, 2019 by katry
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Posted September 20, 2019 by katry
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“I went window shopping today! I bought four windows.”

Posted September 20, 2019 by katry
Categories: Musings

The sun shines through the trees in the backyard. When I went to get the papers, it was warmer than I expected because the house is so chilly. I could have turned on the heat for a bit, but, instead, I put on my sweatshirt. It is enough.

When I woke this morning, the cat was sleeping at the foot of my bed. Henry was beside me curled into a ball. I think he was cold. Stuck between the two of them, I was uncomfortable. They didn’t care.

When I was. kid, fall Saturdays were perfect for riding my bike. The air was cool. I remember going up town and walking my bike on the sidewalk passed all the stores in the square. I loved window shopping. Hank’s bakery had pies, cakes and cupcakes in its window. I always wondered if they were real being in the window and all. I loved the smells from Hank’s, especially the baking bread. The fish market was my second favorite window. In it was a tank with lobsters. I knew they were real, but, despite the lobsters, I never stayed long at that window. I didn’t like the smells. Kennedy’s Butter and Egg store was at the corner of the square. Barrels were out front. One Christmas, my mother gave me a metal box with a Kennedy’s label on it. It was a memory, and I loved remembering. The electric company was on another corner. In its window were appliances: stoves and refrigerators. The jewelry store had a small window. In it were clocks and watches. I loved the Woolworth’s window. It was filled with all sorts of stuff including patterns for sewing, cookware and a few toys. Grant’s window was almost the same. Middlesex Drug was the largest one in town. It had a soda fountain and sold stuff like perfumes, make-up and men’s handkerchiefs.

Sometimes I had my fifty cents allowance with me. I’d buy some candy at Middlesex Drug or a trinket at Woolworth’s. I always felt rich. Fifty cents went a long way back then.

The Spider Song: Townes Van Zandt

Posted September 19, 2019 by katry
Categories: Video

Spiders: Ozzy Osbourne

Posted September 19, 2019 by katry
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Spiders and Snakes: Jim Stafford

Posted September 19, 2019 by katry
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Teency Weency Spider: Pete Seeger

Posted September 19, 2019 by katry
Categories: Video

I remember all the hand movements we used to do when singing this song.