Today is National Thriftshop Day. In the past a thriftstore was a place which sold items of various quality for a discount. Here in the United States, Thrift stores sell gently used items, which often are donated. I have been going to thriftshops since I was a small girl--with as many children as there were in our family--secondhand stores were a lifesaver for a family as big as ours. My sister and I learned how to use Mom's sewing machine to shape clothing which was too big, into just the right size. We have both used that skill throughout our lives.
I have great memories of thriftshops. When we were single, Sissy and I would take an entire day and go "second hand store hopping" together There were an incredible number of thrift stores on Highway 99. It was a hoot to drive from one to the next store. We found some amazing things. As little money as we earned in those days, one could still buy a bunch things without overspending.
Researchers do not know how this holiday got started--undoubtedly, a thriftshop somewhere started this special day to promote a summer sale!
Happy Second Hand store hopping!
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