Kentucky Walmart

Kentucky Walmart

Elderly man in one of those motorized buggies to a Walmart Employee that was walking around- “Do you think you can open a line to cash me out? There is not even one line open. They are all self checkouts.”

Walmart Employee-“No I can’t, and if you don’t like it, call 1-800-Walmart to complain. You are capable to cash ourself out like everyone else.”

Another elderly man who was in ear shot, and trying to cash himself out while struggling with his walker-“This is just awful! If I fall I’m suing. There is no good reason to have so many of you guys walking around doing nothing but watching us all struggle.”

Same Employee as she’s walking off in the opposite direction-“Well feel free to call corporate too.”

Back home we only have one line open, number 5, because they sell tobacco. Otherwise we’d probably have no lines open either. It’s all very annoying.

My only guess is that they are trying to move everyone into ordering online and having it home delivered. Seems pointless to have so many employees walking around aimlessly though. I do both, but from a marketing point of view, they are going to shoot them self in the foot in the end. People go into Super Walmart to grocery shop but oftentimes find them self on the other half of the store impulse buying stuff they don’t need. This won’t be happening much online, if at all. People like me are feelers and need to feel things before making a purchase. So yes, Walmart is just awful.

Come Thrifting with me

Vintage place setting $25 They had 6 sets. $25ea
Pale blue with silver floral in center. They had a set of six. .50ea.
Vintage Coca Cola glasses. $50 ea
Pretty Cardinal serving plate. $4
1928 church plate. $2
The back of the church
plate.
Intake McDonald’s issued Disney glass from year 2000. $2ea
Very old dresser. I think it was priced at $60
Valet butler Chair 60’s $15. A man came and picked it up right after I took the picture of it.
Men’s vintage Jewelry bow with alarm clock marked Germany.
Vintage Sewing Machine. $75
There were two of these weather damaged rocking chairs. Priced at $100. 🙄
Someone donated a bunch of toilet paper. We need to ask ourselves, did they honestly not need it anymore???🤔
This is what I left with to resell. Under Armor size 15 men’s sneakers. $4.69 Dansko Women’s SZ 8 Clogs $4.69 Vintage market Tote $4

3pc Carnelian Set

I bought myself this lovely 3pc set last week and wanted to share.

It’s 14k gold with polished Carnelian stones and caged quartz chips. I find it interesting that birthstones has its roots in the Bible. The Bible has 1,704 references to gemstones in general, being very detailed in the Book of Exodus.

Referred to as the Breastplate of Aaron, a sacred object worn by the High Priest of the Israelites in order to communicate with God. It contained twelve gemstones.

Bible verse: It is to be square – a span long and a span wide – and folded double. Then mount four rows of precious stones on it. The first row shall be Carnelian, Chrysolite and Beryl; the second row shall be Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Emerald; the third row shall be Jacinth, Agate and Amethyst; the fourth row shall be Topaz, Onyx and Jasper. Mount them in gold filigree settings. There are to be twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes.” Exodus 28:16-20 KJV

Unfortunately no one really knows what the gems in the Breastplate actually were, but they may have been (1st row) Carnelian, Peridot and Emerald, (2nd row) Garnet, Lapis Lazuli and Quartz, (3rd row) Yellow Zircon, Banded Agate and Amethyst, (4th row) Citrine, Onyx and Green Jasper.

For me, it’s just a lovely symbolic piece that offers something a bit different then what I generally like/wear.

Do any of you all have any symbolic pieces of jewelry that you wear, or just collect? If so, what are they?

Plain Country Store WC, NC

I started going to our local country store when we first moved here sixteen years ago. Many good memories with my two oldest daughters. My youngest kids have no interest at all. Sadly.

Today was very rainy (flooding, actually) so after getting coffee downtown, my oldest daughter and I spent three long hours, slowly looking and walking down memory lane.

She has just started getting into selling vintage glassware and wanted to test her new found knowledge. She highly recommends Dr. Lori on YouTube, if anyone else is interested in learning about antiques.

There is so much to learn but so worth it. I just started watching the Dr Lori, to learn.

Now, let’s go browsing together…

Recognize anything that your parents of grandparents once had?
The nutcrackers are especially nice.
Old water basin that I imagine was next to a ladies bed back in the day. I would use this now!
Seems reasonable for the age.
My mother had these, as fix my aunt.
I imagine a little girl receiving this doll from her father who had been away at the coal mines for months. Perhaps he stopped in the city on the way back home to get it for her. I wonder how many generations it was passed down before ending its fate here. 😕
And for little Billy, the son..
So fragile.
My granny had this set. I feel like things were miniature back in the days.
I wonder who she was and whether her children have a copy.
A telephone booth that I feel has been for sale since we moved here. Beautiful!
A roll top desk with key
A fake Prada bag that someone thinks is real.
I would try it. 🙃
Solid wood sewing machine table that I would have adored.
I remember when foods came on reusable cans.
The kind my mother use to smoke. I always used my allowance to buy them for her Christmas stocking when I was a kid. 🤣
Does anyone remember the Longnecks? I remember she. They looked like this. $5 for the six pack is a great price!
A postage stamp quilt! $135
He sees you when you’re sleeping…
Saddens me that this was not passed down to keep it in the family….
Had we had money to blow when my two oldest daughters were little, I would have definitely bought this for there bedroom.
A Bakelite vanity set.
All decked put for Christmas.
This Buffalo Plaid Deer spoke to me. ♥️
Maybe for a mans garage. Decor?!
They just don’t make things the way they use too. Such a beauty!
I bought this for us. 🙂 I also bought something else for a friend, but she may see this blog so I will not point it put. 😉

Come Shopping with me

My daughter and I spent several hours browsing our local antique country store the other day.

I did actually buy a few things to flip, too. It was so much fun!

She bought a lot too.

The best part of visiting our downtown area, is that it brings back so many good memories to me. When we first moved down here fifteen or so years ago. It was a place my two oldest girls enjoyed being.

With no shopping centers, it became sort of a home away from home on days that we wanted to window shop. It was the library and country store for many years when the kids were little.

Through out the years I’ve bought many terrific things at this one store. It started with homemade honey and soaps and escalated from there.

I also bought a hope chest for my daughter, vintage jewelry and purses, and even an antique hot stove.

They have loads of primitive decor.

Lots of things remind me of my Aunt Edie, who was my favorite aunt growing up. She was a collector of anything g fun and unique, and would always take time out of her day to teach me about what she collected and why. I learned so much from her.

My daughters have also bought several Christmas gifts for me from this particular Country store too. It’s such a sense of nostalgia as soon as you walk in the front door, that has an attached old cow bell. Each Season they have outside vendors with live music and dancing. (insert banjo music here)

I remember one of my daughters enjoying country line dancing one year.

Gosh, she had to be only ten at the time. I can still see her long braids dangling under her bonnet with her little house on the prairie “style” floral dress twirling in the breeze. Such good memories!

When you enter the store you are generally greeted by the owner, Kathy. Along with the smells of cinnamon sticks, homemade eclairs and chocolate chip cookies. And let’s not forget that vintage attic smell intertwined.

It’s a multi level store that takes at least 2-3 hours to look at every vender. Probably more if you really took your time.

So let’s start browsing, shall we?

As soon as you walk in the store, this first booth homes these two pictures…

Looking down toward the back room..

I like to think about the weeks, or perhaps months that some hard working husband put in to be able to purchase his wife on of these sewing machines do she wouldn’t have to hand sew all of the kids and his clothing by hand anymore.

These above are two vintage bottles of perfume. Elizabeth Ardens, Splendid. Perhaps your have heard of it before. It launched in 1994 I believe.

I got VERY exited when I saw these Gucci bags, but unfortunately they were counterfeit.

This planters peanut dish set caught me eye. I wonder how it was used. Probably during family meals. Maybe a way to make kids veggies seem more fun. $50 for the set!

1932 Bag of coffee. Still full. I wonder how the coffee were to taste if you were to use it. Would it be super strong and give you a caffeine high, or very week and ready bitter and yuck.-
This section of old compacts and Bakelite jewlery made my day! 🙃

I really wanted all of the above but it was too expensive.

This old doll really made me have the feels. When I see these old olds I can’t help but think of the little girl who was once gifted it and loved it so very much.
Another lovely baby doll that probably made some little girl very happy throughout her years . Maybe her father was overseas on a business trip and brought this doll back for her.
My daughter bought several of these old 60’s dresses to flip.

More vintage dolls. New old stock.

Hmm, 1986…what was I doing back then..
I was begging my mom to let me date and telling her that I was too old to play with dolls and be home on Friday nights. I was so typical.
Interesting. I’ve never heard of this game. It was popular in the 50’s, apparently.
Such a lovely cream and sugar set with matching salt & pepper shakers.. And just look at that old pepper on top of the pepper shaker giving it all kinds of character.

The golf dogs are at it again.

Remember when these types of glasses were popular? Fast food places would give them out with certain items. I think you had to pay .99 for them, if I recall.

Old life magazines, an Afghan, A baby carriage, Old mirror and milk can. Old baseballs. 🤔

More old glasses. 1978. I was living in Phoenix, Arizona back then. not too many memories.

This old phone booth. How lovely would this be as decor in a grand room.
How technology has changed.
This coke can was full too! I was ten at the time.
A beautiful mess of clutter.
Awe, but she does. 😁

These old clowns were probably used as Devore in a little kids room so she, or he would not have bad dreams..

I still have my original cabbage patch kid.
Sure others do too.
I remember the day my granny presented her to me. My mom yelled at me and told me to not lose the doll, because my granny had to buy her from a back alley in the bad section of Miami. They were sold out that year for Christmas and it’s all I wanted as a gift.
I also remember the year my girls got one for Christmas. I don’t recall them asking, but years later they rebooted and became the it Christmas gift.
Looks handmade to me. probably was a special gift to someone dear at one time. I use to make my mom ashtrays all the time in art class.
“Have a seat darling, and join me for a cup of coffee”

The amount of decor that people use to have on display in all of their rooms. I think things changed when we started spending more time away from our homes. And now the minimalist movement has most homes bare bones.

I can see this old gas pump set up on display in a mans garage, bringing him much joy to look at while he works on his old Chevy.

I would have loved to buy all of these to actually use. Or, to display on top of the kitchen cabinets in a vintage kitchen.
Old photographs. These were very significant to someone, somewhere in the heavens..it’s sad to think they were not passed down to a family member and treasured.
Who was this chap? Was he someone’s hubby? Did he go off to war and never return? Was he shot on a freak hunting accident with friends?
She looks terribly sad to me. If I stare too long I will cry. She probably had to sit still for hours to capture, well, this look. Was she a happy women? Did she know the Lord? Did she hate her life and end it, leaving her kids motherless?
A sweet baby. Not knowing what his life would hold. Did he make it? Was his life all that he expected it to be…
A grandmother comforting her daughter, or maybe granddaughter. I feel as though the daughter has recently suffered a tragic loss and is so sad.
An Old radio that apparently still works! I think this would look beautiful next to an old record player. thfoyerthe foyer.
Rare and beautiful! If two weren’t cracked, I would have bought these to resell. I’ve sold many sets throughout the years. I currently have a cake platter. These ones that glow under a black light are called Vaseline glass. They contain uranium oxide that was banned after WW2.

More random glassware. The metal cake carrier dish was just lovely.

Old pill containers. I use these still for Advil, Tylonal , etc.
Old Catholic Bible
Old planter that was probably handmade and gifted to a loved one at some point.
Vintage water cooler that probably sat outside in the hot sun at someone’s little league, back in the days. Either that, or it was filled with koolaid on the weekly.

Old metal containers. Everything was metal, which yes, was bad for the environment if it was thrown out. Now everything is plastic. Still bad for the environment. 🙄

Vintage Candy thermometer. Maybe it was used for someone’s home business. I can hear the mom asking her child to go get the candy thermometer from the drawer and be careful not to drop it. Maybe she was making taffy to sell at the country fair.

I remember when bandaids came in a metal tin. I guess it was bad for the environment so that is why they changed it to cardboard. We need to ask ourselves, why thirty-one and not thirty?
Vintage medicine bottles intrigue me. I have spend hours reading up on old medicines and looking them up on eBay. There is a fascinating story about a man who use to go door to door selling one particular medicine and made a fortune. Then he lost it all and ended up a wanted criminal. It was a story that I always remembered. I think the medicine he was selling was straight up iron supplements, and he became so sought after because it was working at making people feel better. He got in trouble because it ended up being only iron. I would have supported him. I appreciate his hustle. And if it was working at making people feel better…

Those old thermos’s. Now where did the matching lunch boxes go? Come August, that was something I would very much look forward to doing. Choosing my new school lunchbox was always a big deal. After all, lunch time was my favorite part of school. It was not only a time to socialize, but it was a time to sell my lunch and make some extra cash to buy makeup and clothes. Lol

Beautiful old thread Crochet dollies..

Lovely. I have some silver metal ones, similar to these that I still currently use.
This metal tray looks familiar too me. I think someone in my family had it when I was little.
Very old saloon doors. Oh the stories these could tell!
Maybe there use to be a saloon in my town. Maybe these came from it.
An old radio flyer that some little tyke probably has many happy times on. I bet it was a birthday gift.

Another baby doll. Looks newer then the others. Maybe it was gifted to a little girl but it was not the one she wanted so she never played with it.

The little girls name was Nelly. 😁

A 1960’s Remington typewriter. Probably used for many years for school or maybe work. I wonder why people locked them up. Notice the key area in the case.

A very old coloring book that I think people would get mad about today and argue about. Why? Because it said Cowboys, making the CowGIRLS, feel left out.

Ohhh there are those saloon doors!

Some little boy colored this page while his little brother colored the other page.
1949 WOW!

Next to the coloring book were these old paints.

A very old 50’s Mele Jewelry Box. if it were in better condition I would have bought it to resell. I have sold many of these in different color waves throughout the years.
I remember this particular spice tin. Must be 1980’s.

Vintage sewing notations.

Semi vintage beauty items.
Hmm, what do we have here..
Religion teaches do many rules.

And finally back home with my bags.

I hope you enjoyed shopping with me. Well, browsing. 🙂

I bought this darling wooden fruit purse with Bakelite handle.
I bought this vintage basket weave sewing box. and done vintage makeup, and a vintage, Avon, perfume blue glass bottle.

And there you have it. Thank you for stopping by.

Sams Club Trip

We ventured out to the city to Sams Club last week. I have not been since February.

First we people watched in the parking lot to access the area. All the shopping pictures and videos online have really done a hatchet job making the larger grocery stores out to be something from a dystopian novel. And perhaps in some larger cities, they are. But ours looked to be okay. Most everyone had a mask and gloves on, as did we. DH is high risk, so our family has been taking strong precautions.

Food was for the most part, well stocked. Signs were everywhere though. Limit One.

Of course you can easily get around that by using their App to cash out. Limit one is something the cashiers eyeball while cashing you out. Just saying.

I stocked up on the basics that we have been running through. Peanut Butter, Bread, Tuna, canned soups, chicken, pastas. That sort of stuff. I have no plans to return for another few months, so I stocked up.

The only thing we could not find were Cape Cod Kettle potato chips, as those are the only chips that I eat. And the store had no pancake syrup of any sorts. I spoke with a worker and they have been out for weeks he said. I guess we are not the only ones eating more waffles and hot cakes at home.

ADHD MOMENT INSERTED- Speaking of, how cute are those tiny eggo waffle machines that every Tom, Dick and Harry has purchased and has made YouTube videos using. I’m having FOMO, but have no plans on purchasing one. I do hear they are only $10. A mom friend of 7, received one for Mother’s Day. Making one tiny waffle at a time.. hmmm.🤔

Moving right along..

We are still good on Meats, but I walked over to them to snap a picture. All were out, except for the most pricy cuts.

There was a sign above that said limit one. I guess I cut it off when trying to discreetly snap a picture. I found other customers watching me take pictures and I got embarrassed. 😐
Again with the Jelly. Limit one.
They had plenty of Toilet Paper! 😱
I’m so sorry, dude with the red shirt who now has no idea he’s in this picture.
We did not need any, as Amazon came through. But I wanted to snap a picture.
Canned Chicken was something I bought. We go through a pack a month. I don’t use it for chicken salad, although that always sounds good to me. My kids use it to make semi homemade chicken noodle soup. They also use it for chicken fettuccine.

And that was our documented grocery trip of the month.

I will be working on two other blogs this week. I swallowed a large bug and almost went to the ER, and several days later I fell ill with a fever and chills. I’m fine now, but do want to document those two awful incidents here. 🤓

The Last Time I…

The last time I went thrifting for work was on March 22, 2020

The last time I went out to eat was on March 3, 2020

The last time I went out to the mall was on February 24, 2020

The last time I went to a Walmart was March 16, 2020

The last time I was at a church building was on March 4, 2020

The last time I did a grocery shopping order was on March 27, 2020

Your turn….catered to places you normally go..

Back in Stock

There has not been a national shutdown, like other countries around the world, but I believe each state is slowly shutting down. I know New York, Washington, Michigan, California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania are locked, but I lost track after that.

Our state announced the day before yesterday that this coming Monday is our day.

This led me to visit the local grocery again, because why not. I wanted to see how empty the shelves were after the announcement. I only needed eggs, milk and egg noodles. But I wanted to check to see if anything was restocked, like TP, not that we need any, as we are more of the European nature, regarding TP. 😉

To my surprise, everything was stocked except TP.

The store was still busier then Usual, and I was not the only one wearing gloves. You are not suppose to be wearing a mask unless you were already sick. And of course the one lady who had a mask on walked up to me and started a full blown chat about pork, before handing me her package and telling me that it’s a good cut, and I should try it. 🙄

Here are some empty rows of foods from last week that were now completely refilled.

These were wiped clean last week.
This was a very good deal, but I did not need it.
Bacon was restocked, yet the Lunchmeat was picked over, but at least there were options if you needed it.
This center was completely empty last week, yet filled today.

The isles were all restocked too and had the stock crew adding more as I was walking down them. the only empty isle was the TP. They did have Kleenex though, but no napkins.

Cultural Differences

Disclosure: For observation purposes only.

I have written about cultural differences before. I did it so interesting there there is any in my bubble of life.

Manly, the differences between whites and Hispanic and blacks.

And I’m certain about women cultural differences, as I’ve only had experiences with men.

Mostly, I’m impressed how family-oriented the majority of Hispanics and blacks are.

I really wish whites were more family oriented. But most get married and nice far away from their families, and so on.

Being married to a Hispanic I have tried to raise my family with the motto, ”Family First” as it’s something I admire about other cultures, as a whole. I’m pretty sure people from India also live by this motto.

I confess, this was something that was on my mind prior to saying ”I DO”

to my husband. I really wanted to marry into a large close-knit family.

Year’s later I found out that hubby’s siblings were not thrilled with his choice to marry out of his race. I’m still very sad about this. I found out through friend of his family.

Due to this, my family has not really been included in all the family activities throughout the years.

Getting back to differences, for the most case.

Yesterday my teen daughter went with a friend to an amusement park.

She came home and shared the story below.

While waiting in line for a roller coaster.

(THE sign said that there was a hour and twenty-minute wait)

Naturally, people would be losing their patience during such a long period.

Apparently, a black mom with young ones was trying to cut a white lady and her husband in line.

The white lady got upset and told the black lady to go back to prison where her kind belong.

Then violence broke out and the black lady punched the white lady. Then the white lady started to share colorful language and pull the black ladies hair out. Surroundung black men were trying to bring peace to the situation.

The black ladies kids started cheering their mom on.

The white ladies husband tried to break it up but also got hit, so then joined in.

Surrounding onlookers decided to then get involved.

Then the park security got involved.

But…

No one could get in-between the two women as they continued to argue and fight.

Then my daughters friends father who was standing off to the side held up his phone on video mode and yelled to them that they were now on Facebook LIVE.

That made them stop immediately!

I guess no one wants the world to see them at their worst.

Moving onto today, at Sams Club.

I was cashing out with my teenage son.

He had his arms folded as he walked along side of me.

I was pushing the cart like I always do.

When we arrived at the door where the employee checks your sales slip, the man (Black man, maybe in his 30’s.) scolded my son for not pushing the cart for his mother.

AND, for walking with his hands folded.

Then he told me I should not have to be pushing my cart.

I smiled and told him that it was fine, and we left.

THAT has happened to me several times through out the years. It’s nothing new.

But worthy of nothing, it’s never a white man!

It is always a black man.

Last year a black man in the parking lot of another store saw me putting my groceries into the trunk and ran over to where I was, insisting to help.

I told him that it was fine, that my husband was in the car.

And then he asked me why my husband was not helping his lady out.

Honestly, I didn’t mind. But the reason I didn’t mind was because I’m use to doing everything myself. I think.

I suppose I would mind, had I been use to having help.

But whose to say.

Some years back I had another back man ask if I needed help reaching for some cookies. I was on the cookie isle trying to decide what to buy, while looking upwards, and was immediately approaced and asked if I needed help reaching.

He was not a worker, because I asked him. Just a friendly stranger.

Another time I was at a shoe shire and on the same isle as a black couple. They looked around my age.

The women kept apologizing to her man for taking so long in the store.

The nan we r up and beyond the call of duty and assured get her that he had no where else her rather be then by his Queens side. And to take all the rime she needed. Then, asked her how many pairs she wanted, because she was with it. 😱

I know it’s not good to envy, but I was like… What? Where did this man cone from?!

Minutes later, his mother who was sitting down on a bench walked over to him and asked if he would take her home, that she was tired.

He immediately told her that he would, and told the wife that he be back in a while.

The way he continued to talk to his mother impressed me so much. So respectful!

As I watched them go toward the front door, he took his moms bags and even her pocketbook. Of course he also, with hands full, opened the for for her.

So you see, there is a HUGE cultural difference. Huge!

Do I wish that there was not. Sure!

I’d love to be educated on some female differences if anyone has any stories/thoughts to share. 🙂

Going to Poshfest!

This year Poshmarks Poshfest will be held in Dallas,TX

I’m taking my daughter for her Birthday.

If any other Poshers come across this post, and have also managed to get tickets, please leave a message below. I’d love to formally meet you. 😀

I’m still unsure wheat hotel to book with. 🤔🤓