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Saturday, 3 December 2016

In And Out In One Piece

We don't often go to the mall, the hubs and I.  Maybe two or three times a year.  What with one of us being vision and hearing impaired and soooo slow and the other gimping along with a cane and both of us prone to sudden unexpected bathroom stops...well...we feel it best to keep out of the way of serious shoppers.  However, at this time of year it becomes necessary to brave the mall.  And so we did just that this week, taking care to go on a day and at a time when there would be as few people as possible.  We hung on to each other for a combination of guidance and balance and off we went to locate the Salvation Army toy tree.  It seems to be in a different spot each year.  On the way we passed Santa who looked sort of depressed and sprawled out on his throne..not a kid in sight.  Once we located the toy tree we headed for the nearest store that carried toys, which in this case was
Marshall's,  purchased a nice little selection and carted them back to the tree.  Mission accomplished.  A cup of Tim's in the food court was just what the doctor ordered so we sat and watched the foot traffic for a while before staggering out to the car.  Rush hour and crazy Christmas crowds avoided.  See you next Christmas, mall....God willing of course.

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  1. We went to our local Monday the other day and it was dead. Santa had no customers. I think all shopping is fading with all the on-line shopping.

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    1. By the time we were ready to leave the parking lot was filling up.

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  2. I am heading in next Monday. I hope it is quiet. I really hope it is quiet.
    And congratulations on achieving your goal. Yay for giving trees (and for giving people).

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    1. Seems like every store we were in had a place where you could make a donation.

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  3. I'm loving the thought of you two holding hands and guiding each other.
    That's a very sweet mental image.

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    1. Darn it...nothing sweet about it...it's a necessity.

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  4. What a wonderful way for a couple in love to spend a "holiday" moment together. My hubby and I did this just last week.
    Poor ol' Santa may be feeling the pressure of not knowing what the kids of today are asking for! Back in his much younger days, he understood about dolls and trains...even hula-hoops! Now he needs to listen to newer generations of techy smart little ones asking for things that I can't even pronounce!!!
    Lovely holiday post 🎄☃❄

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  5. As with most things in life, it is all in the timing. I only do outside malls because it is a quicker walk to the car.
    There will be some happy faces when the children open your very kind gifts. Bless you and bless the wonderful Salvation Army.

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  6. Sounds like you and yours had a really good time, I'm happy for you both!

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  7. I can't think of a better reason for going to the mall. Staggering or not, ya done good :)

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  8. Well done ... I try not to visit shopping malls too much, especially at Christmas time - but if I do I'm always pleased to get back in put the kettle on and sit and enjoy a nice cup of tea!

    All the best Jan

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