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Brazil Buzz

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

This damp day is our 51st wedding anniversary. We were married November 15,1957.

It seems just a short time ago that we celebrated the 50th surrounded by family, extended family, friends, and neighbors. Oh we had such a grand time at Traditions, a memorable day.

One year later, I am home alone. There will be no celebration or waltzing around the polished floor of my small kitchen ballroom today. Besides, it is, in my opinion; tacky to kick up your heels alone no matter how much one wants to cut a rug. Right about now, a juicy red delicious apple, not too big, and a crisp and crunchy celery stick sounds like the next best thing to nothing; comfort food to me.

I'll turn on the porch light for the little gem. The keeper of my heart and soul and the pocket change may have purchased me some dryer sheets, my favorite count, and his favorite brand, in celebration of the aforementioned occasion. He sure isn't short on thoughtfulness!

As for me, I'm going to let a smile be my umbrella, meet him at the garage, and carry in his leftover coffee. We'll drink away the rainy evening and reflect. That will work!

Paul Baby is at Sears and, no doubt, the old boy is putting his best foot forward. Anyone that has seen the seemingly tireless senior jittery -bugger in action on his job can clearly see that he jumps into it with both feet.

The store's associates are already delving into the holiday season. Despite the faltering sales in the retail industry, Sears and it's holding, K-Mart are using market strategies that are working for the company, consumers and associates.

Layaway is being offered at both stores again. Most of us have used that handy shopper's friend at one time or another.

If it weren't for the Brazil merchant's layaway plans when I had small children, neither: bikes, trikes, Penny the Poodle, Charmin Chatty and Chatty Cathy, Velvet, Patty Play Pal nor the first and original Barbie and stuff would not have found their way beneath our Christmas trees, so easily.

That is something that I will always appreciate. Thanks to Bob Oehler, Wesley Damn, Herman Bell, Gail Combs, and others and the layaway policies of the businesses in their charge; Christmases at the Sartor's place were merry and bright.

Santa's little helper is still out there wound up like a spinning top, selling and searching out the perfect gifts for his grownup babies, on breaks and at almost everyone's rock these days--Wal-mart.

We have been very concerned about the wild fires raging in California. Thousands of acres are burning out of control. Thousands of homes and businesses are totally lost and others are in harms way. Santa Anna winds hamper the progress of the fire fighters, as well as, the residents, and volunteers.

Our grandson, Dan attends film school in Orange. I suppose we have to trust his good judgment, in that regard.

I can be reached at 446-4852 or drop me a line to 613 North Elm St., Brazil, IN., 47834 or by email at pmlsartor@aol.com.