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Today’s post comes from Barbara in Robbinsdale
I know a lot of Babooners probably shop Online, which has to make things easier during this season. Husband and I are still going to the Bricks and Mortar places for most of our purchases. HOWEVER, we have managed to get on catalog mailing lists galore – we probably bought something through a catalog in 1992 that sold our info to another catalog… and now I’m getting Christmas merchandise catalogs to the tune of three a day.
I have here in front of me: LL Bean, Catalog Favorites, Potpourri, Whatever Works, Harriet Carter, Miles Kimball, Bits and Pieces, Collections Etc., Walter Drake, Dream Products, FeelGood Store, and the Vermont Country Store.
And that’s within just the last few weeks.
I have to admit I like looking at some of them, especially if I haven’t seen one in a while. I particularly enjoy the funny t-shirts, some of which I cut out and put in people’s Christmas cards with the caption – “If I were buying you a gift, here’s what it would be.” Some that have made me laugh out loud this year are:
Plus these hits:
- It’s not hoarding if it’s only books
- You cannot be old and wise if you were never young and crazy
- I’d grow my own food if I could only find bacon seeds
- Families are like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts!
- A little gray hair is a small price to pay for all this wisdom!
- What is this word “NO” you speak of?
- You are about to exceed the limits of my medication
- Gardening is cheaper than therapy, AND you get tomatoes
And my personal favorite:
- I may be old, but I got to see all the cool bands
But even though I often dog-ear some pages and save the catalogs for a while, I won’t order anything, and I wish I could think of a way to stop them from sending me all this paper.
What’s your all time favorite t-shirt?