Saturday–20Oct18

My weekend begins with some well needed cooler weather…..MO, my new pup, is having a blast with the cooler temps…..she cannot stop running….I am spending some time in the garden planting radishes, carrots and green onions…..with her help.

Sad News!

I heard the news the other day…Sears is going bankrupt…..

Sears filed for bankruptcy Monday morning, marking what might be the beginning of the end of one of the most remarkable business stories in American history. As the AP explains, the big question is whether the chain will go away for good or emerge as a smaller version of itself. One tangible result that consumers can expect to see soon: liquidation sales at the 142 unprofitable stores set to be closed by the end of this year—in addition to the 46 closures previously announced.

This news made me wax nostalgic.

These days everyone shops on-line and then waits for the mailman to deliver their item…..the sign of the times, right?

Well, you do realize that Sears and Montgomery Ward pretty much invented mail order merchandise, right?

When I was young and living in Spain we ordered damn near everything from Sears…clothes, kitchen items, etc…….our internet buying is nothing new….just the techniques of how the merchandise is ordered….we still depend on the mail for our delivery.

Some are asking what went wrong at Sears…..Business Insider tackles the question……

https://www.businessinsider.com/sears-failing-stores-closing-edward-lampert-bankruptcy-chances-2017-1

Too many these days forget the service that Sears delivered (no pun intended) to American society.

Many today do not remember or even know he anticipation of the wait for that cherished item in delivery….now we take all that for granted.

Sad to see them, Sears, go the way of the dodo.

In closing….have you heard the excuse from the Saudis over the death of the journalist?  If you want a good laugh…….they finally have a story that makes them look like the victim and the man in pieces in a bag is at fault.  LYING TOADS!

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4 thoughts on “Saturday–20Oct18

  1. I think it does have a certain irony that shops that began as mail-order catalogues are now closing because of online shopping. Life going full circle. 🙂
    Glad to hear you have cooled down. We have a bright sunny day here, but it’s cold at night.
    Best wishes, Pete.

      1. Two weeks, say Nov. 3rdish? Before the Primaries then … It’s already snowing here in Saskatuawan.

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