My friend Bertie and I headed out this morning to eat breakfast and then go thrift store shopping. It was a day filled with laughs and giggles!
This is Bertie, I thought I'd share a different picture than yesterday's. (I wish I had thought to get a picture of us together.)
We enjoyed a delicious down home breakfast at The Coffee Shop in Sylva, a cozy place that has been in this very spot since 1926! The stories these walls could tell! We talked and laughed and shared little secrets...
...and then we were off. Bertie enjoys cruising through town in a relatively organized pattern to stop in at her favorite thrift stores, chat with other shoppers while meandering through them, and find bargains and little treasures along the way. I'd been to places I didn't know existed today! She explained to me that she enjoys joking with the folks she happens upon while shopping, many whom she sees each time she goes thrift shopping, that it lightens the spirit and makes people laugh. She later confided that "some people are so sour they look like they been weaned on a dill pickle"... I laughed all day. And we both found a few bargains, here are mine...
...a glass baking dish ($4)...
...and a small table top ironing board ($2)...this was my favorite utilitarian find, because I had to pull out a towel any time I needed to iron something!
As the day progressed, I wrote down some Bertie'isms...I wish I could put them all in context for you, but I don't recall them all...
"it's not worth the powder and lead it would take to shoot your head off"
"he's windy'er'n a sack full...you know what kind of sack full I'm talkin' about"
"she's gonna let me out bless her little pea pickin' heart" (after a young woman let us turn onto the street in front of her
"your welcome as a hair on a biscuit" (after my saying thank you...I said 'Bertie, who wants a hair on a biscuit?' and she said 'that's just what I say!')
"he'll be as happy as if he had good sense"
...the woman has a quick wit and a sense of humor that kept me laughing all through the day!
I knew we were close to our last stop when Bertie found an pair of shoes and immediately switched them for the one's she was wearing...her feet were bothering her and we still needed to stop at the grocery. My last bargain, and this one is a treasure as far as I'm concerned, was this silk scarf ($3) in perfect condition, I can't wait to wear it...
It was a wonderful day for me. Thank you, Bertie, for making it a barrel laughs, and for being my friend! You know you always have a friend in me!
I came across this quote that made me think of Bertie and our day together...I hope it makes you laugh too.
Sometimes I laugh so hard the tears run down my leg!
~Author UnknownWhile I don't hope you have this exact experience, I do hope that you have a friend who makes you laugh so deep it makes your sides hurt and your eyes water...tears running down the leg, well, we'll keep that our little secret!
Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,