Shopping in thrift stores has, over the years, been a hobby, a challenge and a budget-stretching activity — “now more than ever” (to cite a well-worn line of hype) in retirement. As much fun as the shopping itself was writing about it and watching Barbra’s renditions of “Second Hand Rose” on YouTube for inspiration.

My essay, “Second Hand Pearls … Second Hand Curls” was published this summer in the annual print journal upstreet. Order it here.