I made my first trip to Martha’s Vineyard right after Labor Day as part of the Sisters and Friends annual trip. This was year 11 for Sisters and Friends but a first visit for me. I was on their schedule to present one of my “thrift store” fashion shows to about 100 ladies. Just the thought of thrift shopping gets me excited. I did most of my shopping before I left Pittsburgh and was able to round out the show with a few pieces found on Martha’s Vineyard. I presented nine pieces that totaled $36.
Children are back in school these days, but on Aug. 12 at the Monroeville Park, The Lord’s Church sponsored a back to school/end-of-summer picnic. There were activities for everyone. Table tennis for the men, races, skee ball and kick ball for the family and slip and slide, face painting and hula hoop contests for the kids. Each child left with a bookbag filled with school supplies. Before the picnic began TLC held their Sunday church service in the park’s amphitheater.
Shopping is one of my favorite hobbies and I like all kinds of shopping. I enjoy grocery shopping, car shopping, house shopping and of course, I thoroughly enjoy shopping for clothes. Before 9/11 I used to be the public relations manager for the Pittsburgh International Airport and the Airmall in that airport was voted as one of the best in the country many times. I loved browsing through that mall.
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