The funniest thing that happened to me was when I bought a pretty dress at the Rebajas for an Embassy Soiree, and when I arrived at the event, a lady was wearing the exact same dress which she must have bought at a discount too! So much for being fashionable in my time!
Speaking of thrift, I am the kind of person that loves to hang around antique shops and second-hand stores looking for the unusual and the buried treasure. Estate paraphernalia that has been put on consignment intrigues me to no end, and high-end donated items that are still quite usable do not scare me away.
Most of my books are garnered from second-hand shops, which I read and then recycle. It’s rare when I buy a new book straight off the New York Times Best Seller List—-I wait until it is well-loved and well-worn! Most of the books I read throughout my life have been “lost” through moves and other people’s cleaning fits, so now I try not to be too attached to MY books!
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