What a pleasant day! After dropping off my husband to play 18 holes of golf with my father (age 82), I drove a few additional miles to meet my mother. After catching up with happenings in their village, she and I visited two thrift stores--one in her town and another in Bryan, OH. Then we met the men at Pizza Hut for lunch. Before going our separate ways, we introduced them to one of our favorite yards and its extensive flower gardens. The fine weather made the day enjoyable. The men were happy with their scores...and so were the women! Among other things, I bought a white soup tureen and platter ($2), a blue jean jacket ($.75), an interesting tin bowl made in South Africa ($.50), and a Christmas-themed child's Golden Book ($.40) to add to the Christmas collection in our cabin.