AND -- the old crew from my store, where we first met, all those years ago -- Rita's Sew Fun in Clinton, Iowa. We usually go to breakfast or lunch...and it's always a great "Sew and Tell"...
Patsy Wuebben was always a big part of that group. She started off as a customer -- but ended up a worker, and she was a big part of every special event. However -- this year, when I called Patsy (at the last minute) to tell her Mary was coming to town, and we were going to have breakfast on Monday -- she told me she wouldn't be able to come. Darnit. Hey -- we didn't have much notice...
On Saturday, Mary's first day in town -- we were going to a couple of auctions...and, on the spur of the moment, I pulled into the Bargain Bonanza...a big thrift store in Clinton. Mary was walking down the aisle, when a voice said, "Mary Mulari?"...she turned to look -- and --
IT WAS PATSY WUEBBEN!! Are you kidding me?? What are the chances??
|Mary and Patsy sat down for a bit for a little catch-up...we were all STUNNED by our stroke of luck.|
|Mary always finds something wonderful when she comes to Iowa...|
|Can you believe this embroidered dishtowel??|
|She and Bert were both admiring this vintage woman's suit...|
|The very best part is the collar in the back. STUNNING...|