When we were young, my husband and I spent
time in large stores which require cards to enter. I remember Fedco, Price Club
and a few others. They prepared and presented a lot of items needed by young
families. These included clothing, household, stationary, furniture, and
groceries come to mind. Their prices were reasonable and below the amount
charged by other stores.
As these clubs faded into our history,
we were introduced to Costco and Sam’s. We paid a membership charge. We started
spending time in very large buildings offering members
low prices on quality merchandise. There were a lot of benefits. We liked most
of the products and appreciated the low prices.
We drove home with very large
bundles to a fully prepared residence.
later, we find ourselves with fewer people, less need for lodging, an
overfilled refrigerator and no need for more household items.
It appears we no longer require a
membership warehouse club.
Currently we are suffering from
too much largess. In view of that, I now purchase food, gasoline, furniture,
and household needs at local stores. I no longer drive distances to the
membership store. I strive to purchase an amount equal to our needs.
As we age, we come upon a time
when “not so much” is needed, required, or purchased.
Our memories of large family
celebrations and small children recede into a time long ago.
Blatzheim is a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, thrift advocate, and retired
nurse. She knows that use of Thrift can help people because she has experienced
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