“I went window shopping today! I bought four windows.”

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.

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4 Comments on ““I went window shopping today! I bought four windows.””

  1. Birgit Says:

    Global climate strike today, 1.4 million people in the streets alone in this 83-million-country isn’t bad πŸ™‚ It was fun and the weather was perfect. Bad was the decision of our government today not to try to save the climate. We need a new government. I know, you too.
    Also 3-day chorus rehearsal weekend, I need sleep now and will catch up on KTCC music on Monday.

    • katry Says:

      I can’t even listen to this president. He lies every time he opens his mouth. He claims there is no such thing as global warming or climate change. He has rolled back every Obama incentive related to protecting the environment. The newest is the reverse of the clean air act.

      Have a wonderful weekend!@!

  2. olof1 Says:

    It looks like we’re having a suuny and cool morning here. The sun hasn’t risen yet but it is light enough so that I canb see that we have ground fog. I guess it won’t last for long as soon as the sun is up.

    I loved biking until the day my hips gave up and I used to bike to work every day as long as the temperature wasn’t lower than 28,4F in the morning. I passed several factory big bakeries and I loved those smells πŸ™‚ Especially when they started to bake ginger bread πŸ™‚

    I also passed the huge the mud piles from the treatment plants clening the Gothenburg water. They didn’t smell thankfully but I knew it was autumn when I could see big melons growing on them πŸ™‚ There also grew peach trees, tomatoes and all kinds of vegetables since lots of people swallow the seeds and they go through unharmed. I also remember having to remember to have my mouth close while biking there, lots of flies in the air and they really don’t taste good πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      We’re having cold nights and warm days. It will be in the 70’s this weekend, but down to the low 50’s and maybe even the 40’s at night. I think I need to put the storm on the back door. When the door is open so Henry can go into the backyard, it gets cold.

      I haven’t ridden in a while. I used to love to take the bike trail all the way down cape. Part of it was really hilly then it changed to the marshes and was perfectly flat. I do miss bike riding.

      That’s amazing that the seeds start with people, go through the processing machine then grow on the mud piles. Perfect fertilization!

      Have a wonderful day!!

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