Have you noticed the new trend of larger stores trying to provide a one stop place for everything? You can do your banking, get new glasses, a haircut, and buy milk. Out here Walgreen's pharmacy is now offering a clinic. I would have to be pretty desperate to want to see someone for an illness next to the aisle of pantyhose and nail polish. But I saw the oddest thing yet at our local mall - teeth whitening. Yes, right in the middle of the food court people were sitting in dental chairs with some contraption blasting their mouth with ultraviolet light. The "dental assistant" couldn't have been more than 18 years old, and he was talking to his friends while his patients were in treatment. Can't you damage your teeth if this is done improperly? What's next? Pap smears at Wal-Mart for $19.99? Call me old fashioned, but I want medical procedures done in a medical office, with trained people, and a little piece of paper that crinkles, not by a mall employee that says, "dude" every other minute.
The Vintage Chica has a summer recipe challenge that I may join if I can find my recipes.
Knitting Iris scanned pictures from a vintage book, Ford Treasury of Station Wagon Living that you should look at for a good laugh or trip down memory lane.