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October 12, 2009

Shopping with the Gals

A few weeks ago, my friend Ruth asked if I would like to join her and her nine year old daughter, Hannah, on a shopping trip for back-to-school clothes. (Hannah, it must be said, is growing taller by the minute and stands to inherit the clothes I can no longer, ahem, fit in to.) Needless to say, I jumped at the chance. I love spending time with Ruth and with Hannah and hey – I love shopping!

It was a rainy day, but Ruth braved the roads and we drove down to the outlets in Kittery. Hannah made out like the proverbial bandit – and everything was on sale! – and Ruth and I each got a little something-something for ourselves at Old Navy. (Gotta love the Navy.) After, we had lunch at Billy’s Chowder House on the marsh in Wells (all fried foods – hey, it was a fun day!), and then wound our way back to Portland.

Nothing spectacular occurred – by which I mean we weren’t asked to star in our own reality TV series or anything – but I had such a good time. I remember very clearly my own back-to-school shopping trips with my mother as special occasions. Not having a daughter (or son) of my own, it meant a lot to me to be asked along on Ruth and Hannah’s excursion.

The point: Embrace life’s simple rituals.


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