on my way back to the office today I realized just how much I missed Memories. for those of you who don't know....it was a nice sized chain scrapbook store. and they happened to have one about 2 blocks from my office.....where everyone knew my name.......where I had worked/taught off and on for several years......where even after I started working on the LM DT I could still go in there and talk shop with the girls/ladies. I don't miss Paper Zone which is what they were for awhile after the companies merged. that was like attending a garage sale.....or in retrospect more like the viewing prior to a funeral.
we have an even better scrapbook store now. we are SOOO lucky to have a huge beautiful scrapbook store! but it is a 15 minute drive. and honestly if I just want to wander around a store at my lunch hour it is too far away. I feel like I need a REASON to go there. and then if I don't buy something I feel guilty for driving all the way out there.
this isn't a rant about internet stores causing the failing of brick and mortar stores. both are still so very important. it is just my comment that I miss Memories.