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Old June 13th, 2004, 06:17 PM
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Well, by now, many of you know I am a shopper..Shopping for myself, is a slow paced enjoyable time...I look, try on..look some more..buy...I sit..

Well, today,I took my grandaughter [age 15, and a size ONE] ,shopping...Grandmother was keeper of the $$$, and I followed Caitlyn..I might add, not at a slow pace We went into stores, that are only a blur, when I go alone..

She decides what she wants to try on, so she goes, I sit..she comes out of the dressing room, and I ooh and I ahh, or I go..thumbs down...She listens..Remember I am the keeper of the $$$.

Standing in one line..another Grandmother, sans grandchild, asks Caitlyn her opinion..
She gives it..Grandmother is happy, she obviously is not making the grand mistake she thought she was..My kid smiles..

Walking in and out of these stores, I have to wonder, with the music blaring, how these kids, can hear when they finish their shift...Being in retail, most of my life, I look at these sales kids..chewing gum, using words, my supervisor would have fired me for , lo those many years ago..Abercrombie alone, could give you apolplexy...Times have changed.

Its so hard to realize that my little baby , is now a pretty, smart young woman..it makes me sad and happy at the same time...I remember with joy, buying her foo foo little girly girl clothes..now she wants plain... thats ok...Grandma is still foo foo..it was a nice day, spent with a nice person....despite the great divide..we had a very nice day....Someone please cue, Sunrise Sunset...!!

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Old June 13th, 2004, 06:38 PM
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Way to go Trip...sounds like you had one of those good Grandma Days

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Old June 13th, 2004, 07:02 PM
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That was a sweet account to read, Trip. Thanks for sharing the moment with us.
Your grandaughter is a lucky girl.

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Old June 13th, 2004, 10:14 PM
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Gotta tell you a funny shopping story. Yesterday my son accompanied me on some pre-cruise errands. Of course I couldn't resist a little "me" shopping. I saw a great cruise dress and he had to wait while I tried it on. I came out of the dressing room, and said "what do you think?" He looked me up and down, and in his 15 yr. old wisdom, said: "you don't look fat, and you don't look old!" I bought the dress!!

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Rollerdonna-that was a compliment from a 15 yr.old-I thought it was hilarious!!
Trip-your granddaughter is so lucky to have a "shopping Grandma" to go with her!! That is a nice memory for her(and you)!!
Take care everyone. Brenda in Vancouver ,Canada
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Old June 14th, 2004, 05:17 AM
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Ohhh, I love shopping....

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Old June 14th, 2004, 06:22 AM
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It is soooooo much fun to shop! Trip, that had to be one of the best days with your granddaughter, I always love the days I go shopping with my daughter. And Donna, your son sure knows how to treat his mother! I'm sure it will always continue in that way, lucky you!

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RollerD..that is one great son you have there...

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Donna.... your kid should run for President (none of this PM crap). There is no higher compliment from a teenager.... trust me on that one.

Trip: Be thankful your GD didn't take you clubbing......... :-)

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