April 11th, 2013



I fell behind again, but here is my entry for Bag.

This is a shopping bag from a department store that was located in Charleston, WV.  The store closed in 1983, a victim
of a newly built mall that soon took most of the downtown business away.  The store was a huge part of my life.  It was
the first place in which I *ever* rode or even saw, an escalator. It was the store where I purchased the first
hardback books that I selected and paid for on my own, (The Wind in the Willows and Little Woman, I still have both of them)
I bought my wedding gown there.  It was the place where we purchased our first Christmas tree ornaments
after we were married, and it was the place where I bought my son's 'coming home from the hospital' outfit!
This bag was from Christmas of 1978,  They gave them out to shoppers along with your first purchase if you were
planning on doing more shopping that day so that you could put all of your purchases into one, easy-to-carry bag.
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