A ramble in an antique store
always creates joy,
because there's so much to look at
and exclaim (or laugh) about.
Some things inevitably unleash
memories. . .
of the time when Cabbage Patch babies
were a hot commodity and you had to put your name
on a waiting list
and then my uncle, who owned a variety store
in the Pacific Northwest
in a pretty much lily white community
got a long-awaited shipment
of dolls. . . that were African American.
Many parents on the waiting list said yes,
not worrying about having black grand-dolls,
but he was left with dolls he worried he wouldn't sell.
I was working in D.C. then
and easily found people in my office
who were thrilled to purchase babies by mail.
of spending some of my growing-up years
living in Washington's "fruit bowl."
and memories of reaching deep down into a cookie jar
to find a treat.
What sparked the fire of joy in you this week?
1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.
2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.
3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment because everyone
enJOYS getting positive feedback.
Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!