16 February 2013

Shopping Saturday - Mom does a drive by

Shopping Saturday is a GeneaBlogger topic focusing on ... shopping! Many families – especially busy working families – would perform their weekly shopping on Saturdays. Shopping was not necessarily only a Saturday thing since mom did not work outside the house. Her idea and my idea of shopping however did not often match.

Mom owned her a wholesale craft business - Stitched With Love - and so shopping for her was the Flower & Craft Warehouse or some shipping store or even wood and tools. I think the most exciting store I went to with her on a regular bases was ... Fisher's Store in Georgetown!

I have to admit I still like shopping there on occassion. For those of you reading this who are not familiar with Fisher's ... first let me say Georgetown is a small village in Bart Township, Lancaster County, PA. It has fabric - which is why mom liked it - and household items and some books and other items. It is a variety store. The store uses gas lanterns for both light and heat. Did I mention Fisher's is an Amish owned and operated store?
Shopping with mom was not normally exciting. There were no desinger stores. At most we went to Park City but that was usually on Friday nights.

I remember one time we went to Park City and it had to be a Saturday or during the holidays because the parking lot was full. She saw the parking lot. Now I should point out here that we lived 24 miles from the mall. The parking lot was overflowing! She literally drove around the outer loop and right back on the highway. Home we went! My mom had done a drive by!

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