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A Narrative History of Sears

Sears has opened the doors to its vast archival collection and invited the public to peek inside. More than 100 years of stories, product and brand histories, photographs, catalog images and more are now available online.

Source: A Narrative History of Sears

Who? Remembers Sears?

I mean! the original sears?

When I was a kid. I remember going to Sears in Cleveland, Ohio USA. Both Eastside & Westside locations in the inner city. YES! In the inner city! Before they moved to the suburbs.

It was a time when? Most of the products/items were (as I understand it to be!) overruns of National manufacturers and Sears bought them and put their name (on some of them) on it.

Sears was back then. What Walmart is today. A one stop, one shop store. Some exceptions. No drug/pharmacy department, no gas station/auto repair shop (as I recall).

Then somewhere between the 70’s & the 80’s! Sears went by way of: “if you can’t beat ’em!”  “join ’em!”.  In other words! Sears “sold out!”.

And now we are seeing an agonizing demise of an American institution. Changes in consumer tastes, convenience, styles, so on.

Not to mention! “GREED!”

K-mart is no better!

 

 

 

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Do you feel a little weird because you don’t have a best friend?

Many people feel weird about not having a best friend, but this type of close relationship might not be good in every situation.

Source: Do you feel a little weird because you don’t have a best friend?

After reading the article. I do agree!

Finding a “best friend” is /can be difficult. I have had many friends in the past. Most of them? Not worth knowing!

But! that does not mean. “Giving up!”.

When I was a telemarketer/peddler. There was a law called: “reducing the law of averages!”. It means:”The more no’s you get!. “bring you that much closer to a yes!.

How many yes’s/friends? That’s why it’s called:”reducing the law of averages!”.

We go through life meeting many people/friends. What makes life that much more interesting is? Which one is or can be? My BFF/bae (soulmate)?

Think about this!

The people we meet. Are looking/expecting the same as we do! But! They and us! Either prejudge or expect the other to be that BFF/BAE as well. what happens is? We/they pre-expect too soon! Then! that friendship dissolves as fast as it began!

In general! A relationship does take the time to grow. It cannot be rushed, pushed. If you do? Something might be missed. That could have been (more) real, true, meaningful, honest, lasting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Elon Musk plans to colonize Mars. Stephen Hawking wants to return to the moon. – The Washington Post

Bill Gates may be the only celebrity billionaire who’s “not big on this whole Mars thing.”

Source: Elon Musk plans to colonize Mars. Stephen Hawking wants to return to the moon. – The Washington Post

What if? We can go to “any” planet in the universe?

In the late 60’s.

there was talk about going to the moon and creating life there.another place to go (if not! getting away from what is going on down there aka earth!),

This could take much longer than expected. I think it’s because. We don’t really know! What is out there. This could cause problems. If we are not sure about “outer space” then we stand the risk of losing more than we want to gain. Knowing Vs. not knowing?

there is no such thing as a “sure thing” in this world or anywhere.

The last two space shuttles. That exploded. We still went up there. This is how we should be when exploring new worlds.

Columbus did!!!!!

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HOW TO LIVE ON THE CHEAP! BUT! GOOD!

I will be updating this as time goes on.

From being on my own. For three years. I should know something!

From going to “Aldi’ to “GFS” (Gordon Food Service”) And all things in-between! There are many different ways.

I go to GFS to buy my favorites! Food service trays of lasagna to mac & cheese, ravioli, so much more. This helps me stretch my food supply until the next month.

What I do with the food service cans of “chef-boy-ardee’s” ravioli. I take the sauce and use it when making other kinds of pasta.

When? And where possible! Always! Buy in bulk!

What lots of people do not know is that! You can reduce your electric bill dramatically!

Simply be unplugging what items you are not using at the time. An electrician informed me about it. IT WORKS! You will see the difference in about 2-3 months! Provided you stick to it!

I am not a “coupon clipper!” I think it’s a waste of time! Provided you know where the good deals are? Even if in those places that accept coupons. You are that much further ahead.

Not many of us. Know that! When you have bottles of body wash, shampoo dish soap and then some. What I do is. Turn the bottles upside down. It may seem silly! But! In due time, you will see a difference. You will not be going to the store as much. And buying the same thing because of it.

In buying anything that hs the energy star on it. Do so. That is where you can really save! Only if! You have to! Do not go to these other grocery stores like Save-a-lot and others. Only if necessary.

Cell phones! This! Is one close to everyone’s heart! Always!!!! Look for the best talk, text, data rates you can find. Even if you have to buy the phone. Depending on. The data you use. It’s still the best way to go. Some have extras! It just takes the time to find it.

I need to point out! You still need “Landline” service. Because! If the power goes out. Or! The power grid goes down! What do you have left? Cell phones last while the battery does! Then what?

During the “cold months!” Is the heat still enough? Try “space heaters”. Even the low priced one’s work. Weatherproofing! Using plastic sheets can work as well. Do not! Buying something because it says it’s for covering the windows and doors. What it says! Vs. What it really does? Two different things.

TBC!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top Republican among wounded as gunman fires on U.S. lawmakers | Reuters

Source: Top Republican among wounded as gunman fires on U.S. lawmakers | Reuters  

The worst! Has yet! To come!

Even the best of security measures and equipment. Or weapon laws. Cannot control people who want to do damage or take matters into their own hands!

What we are seeing! Are people who are either? Losing it in more ways than one! Or people are just “fed up” with the way things and this country is going/headed. The people who got elected (in certain methods/ways).

 

With terrorist organizations. It’s trying to get the world to go Islam!

But! At the cost of human lives?

No conscience! No respect of/for human life?

How do the ends justify the means?

 

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AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO BELIEVES IN THIS? PT.1 ?

The reason I put a “?” at the end is that. I may come up with other things.

 

I would like to start out! With what I believe in.

I know! There are guys out there who believe in being the “HEAD” of the relationship! Right from the very beginning. I do not! You may ask why?

I believe that! The woman does know more than perhaps! The man does. But! It also depends on? the upbringing, education, what she has learned as she was growing up.

I believe! In general, relationships. Are two-way street! Sorry guys!!!!!

I know! What my job is to her. Not only to love unconditionally, be there for her, support, honor, pay attention to her, talk to her and for her to talk to me, to uplift her, put a smile on her face, make her laugh, be there in all her ups, downs, and in-betweens, to give her a voice in my world and our relationship, and then some!

For the guys! It all depends on how men are brought up as well. To some guys! I think they encounter more crap then do some women.

There are parents who not understand or comprehend! What we (YES! I am talking about us men & women!) went through. As kids. We do not “carbon copy” onto our kids as well. This! Is just one part of why the world is the shape that it is in!

We as a human race fail to understand is? I would say? Almost from the beginning of time. Our first parents did not know the how to’s of raising kids. So they played it by ear, by the seat of the pants style. Keep in mind! Life and times were much less complicated than it is today.

I have always believed! When we have kids of our own. We should give them a better life than what we had!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOW! I AM NOT SO SURE!

If I want to get married again!

It’s been three years! Since the split! As some of you may know. The ex and I have divorced. During that time. The conversion was hard. Simply because that is what she wanted me to go through, thinking that I would suffer and cannot make it on my own without her. Little does she know!

But during those three years. I have come to enjoy myself a lot! Being able to do things, buy things and so on. That when I was with them! The ex made extremely sure I did not get or do what I wanted. A few months ago! Not only is she a narcissist! But! An abusive narcissist! In “Drag”! The one thing that kinda stops me in my tracks is just that!

We all! Have our own way of thinking, believing what a relationship is. And that is where we divide. Men think they know! Women think they know!

For me! It does take two to make it work!

It’s just that! From what I went through! It may be years! Before I do decide to find someone.

“I’M IN NO HURRY!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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