Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I'm Ready!

I am ready for the whole onslaught of the holidays. I just really want to enjoy them this year at a nice pace. I got the ball rolling early but really think it will be so much more fun if I can not freak out on the 16th of December buried under the pile of the things I wanted to do. So the house lights got put up this weekend, the cards are back from Snapfish ready to be addressed and I am easing into my list of hand made gifts. Tomorrow I am taking a sewing day to atleast get both kids quilts cut out and ready to sew. Plus I have back tack fun to get finished so I can get it in the mail in time. I found that great little lamp at a rummage sale the other day. It was only a buck and looks like it has never been used. And how cute is it? But the best part was this right here: That little price tag from Disco Mart. Disco Mart was the grocery store across town where I would go shopping with my most beloved wonderful Grandma. The Grandma who taught me to sew. The Grandma who made the best ever oatmeal. The Grandma who would boil teakettles of water to add to my bath so it would be so nice and toasty. I would spend the night at her house and we would walk down the street to Disco Mart. Grandma never drove (didn't have a license) but sometime Mr. Casper her neighbor would take us in his little tiny Toyota. Mr. Casper always had those orange "circus peanut" candies to give us. Disco Mart isn't there anymore- it is a Safeway or some run of the mill store like that now. So it was a good find for more than one reason.


5 comments:

Kim G. said...

I love this post.

julochka said...

not to mention that "disco mart" is a great name! :-)

Lori said...

Fabulous find! I totally remember those orange dense-fluff peanut things! I never was really sure what they were made of.
Merry Christmas to you and here's to a sparkly 6 weeks or so of fun!

laurie said...

Mo,
My grandparents must have lived in the same area as your grandmother. (Milwaukie) I have fond memories of Disco Mart as well. My grandfather used to give my brother, sister and I pennies and we would march the few blocks up to Disco Mart to use them in the bubble gum machines. Whenever I find a price tag from Disco Mart on an estate sale item, it also brings me back....
Great to see you on Friday too dear!

Paula Prass said...

Wow, brings a tear to my eye. Must make you feel so loved.