Thought for today: Consignment store and thrift store do not mean exactly the same thing. In Amherst, we are lucky to have one of each located righ...
When I was growing up, my Nana brought me shopping at Filene's basement in Downtown Boston on Wednesdays, and we bought clothing for all 17 of her grandchildren. She also sewed and created clothing that we loved. This handmade and bargain clothing was passed around and around the family.
Swapping clothes happened because saving money made sense. The happy consequence is that it was one more way for us cousins to stay connected.
It is Human for us to be drawn to communities with common backgrounds and beliefs. Leaders of these communities too often, for reasons of power and control, and/or money, incite their constituents/members/fans to feel disdain or hatred for “the other side.” Our job as the members of a community/party/church… is to think for ourselves. We need to expose ourselves to experiences and information from inside and outside of our communities.