Sunday, April 27, 2014
Bet the first thing you thought of when you read the title of this post was - what could be better about being eighteen than being twenty two years old?


I wasn't referring to age, I was referring to the price of cushions for my patio chairs. 

Eventually it will get warm, the sun will come out and I'll want to sit outside on comfortable chairs and enjoy it all.

This leads me to tell you about today's shopping trip with my son and daughter in-law. While I was shopping for some spring clothes, they went looking for outdoor cushions. They know what colors I would be happy with and brought me three different types.

One was thin at a low price, one was of a medium thickness with a moderate price and one was thick at a high price. 

In my opinion, the high priced cushion, at $22.00 was to much to pay for an item like that, especially at Walmart. After all I was going to have to buy TWO pillows, that meant they would cost me a total of $44.00.

I wish you could have been a fly on the wall and heard the discussion we were having about why I should consider the most comfortable and best looking pillow of the bunch! 

They convinced me to buy the $22.00 pillow!

By the time I got to the check-out register I was a happy camper and what do you know, when the cashier punched in the price of the pillows they rang up at $18.00 each. Boy, what a pleasant surprise that was!!!

I was brought up during the Great Depression and even as a youngster I knew my parents where having a difficult time making ends meet.

Even as a child I loved reading the newspaper and realized how hard things were. I stopped asking for money to buy the paper.

On the other hand my father continued to read the Jewish Forward. He did what many families did, they read the newspaper at the dining room table, that was our shared activity, our entertainment and how we learned what was going on in the world.

I think anyone growing up in those days never forgets how it was to make a living and values a dollar.

It's been many years since those hard times but it's something that just stays with you.

So, to me it was a big deal to spend that much for outdoor cushions for my patio chairs.

See, so even at my age, I can change!


I am sure I know what the discussion was like---but MOM! You deserve the comfort, you've earned the comfort, you can't take it with you, so buy yourself a much-deserved treat!! The cushions look very nice---and the price was right! Hugs...Jane in Florida
Hi Millie,
Enjoy your pretty cushions during the Spring, Summer and Fall in the best of health!
At $22.00 it is $4.40 a month for 5 months and $3.60 a month @$18.
Splurge on yourself because you deserve it.
When I was young my family discussed the news from the news paper as my father read it aloud and my my mother sewed clothes for me.
We all listened to the radio in the kitchen around the warm stove and had our meals together at the table.
Thank you for bringing back such nice memories of togetherness.
It was so nice your children take the time to spend time with you.
It is just what we need to feel good!
I agree you need to enjoy good things and the fact that they were cheaper than originally thought makes it that much sweeter.

Those are very nice looking cushions! Enjoy the outdoors and be comfortable. :)
My husband, born in 1929 loves deals like this! Good for you.
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