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A World Without Electricity

Dear Friends:

Last Sunday I woke up in the morning feeling the coolness of the house and hearing the birds outside. They were very loud and seemed to be either complaining about everything or trying to attract a man. (Either way there is always a man at the root cause!)

I looked at my clock radio and saw nothing, the electricity was off. Then I realized the lack of hum or winking of buttons on devices around me. First I thought I would enjoy extra sleep time, then I thought everyone will be sleeping because no alarm will wake them up. So I got up and went for a long walk.

Outside it was a cool, crisp dawn, with quiet – no sounds of human’s things, the deer were out and the sun was streaming down. It was like camping. It was wonderful.

As I walked by the Hydro repair guy, I thanked him for a perfect morning!

Okay it is time to move along with the getting rid of the stuff. When I get back from vacation in early July, I am going to start selling off the antiques on the top shelves around the store.

This is not going to be your typical sale, because these are not your typical items. I know some of them are valuable, like the sky blue roasters, and others are just ordinary, like the enamel chamber pots.

So this is what I propose: you let me know what you are interested in, then I have a few days to go online and look at the value of the item. Then we “discuss” the price.

Before you rush to the store, know that Mondays and Tuesdays are my days off, and some days I come in later. If you telephone first, staff will tell you if I am working or when I work next.

There is a lot of stuff to get rid of!


See you at Scoop N’ Weigh, the Candy Store for Grownups!Linda Klimack

P.S. We received more tote bags.

With all the discussion around single use plastics and having to pay for shopping bags in the large grocery stores, I am always surprised when someone says they need to buy 10 plastic bags. What do they do with all those bags that seem to multiply in the corners?

P.P.S. We have added to the selection of flavour oils. Ordinary flavours like Tangerine, Key Lime, Pear and Strawberry. And unusual ones like Lemonade, Marshmallow, Tropical Punch and Mint Chocolate Chip.

These oils are better than extracts and add an extra zip to baking. I use the coffee, pecan, almond and rum ones regularly. These extracts are also used to make lip balm, chocolates and candy.

Just a warning if you haven’t used them before, they are very concentrated. You only use 2 or 3 drops in a recipe. I recommend you pour the drops onto a spoon, before adding to the dough. I once tried to free-hand adding 3 drops to peppermint cookie dough and poured in 7 drops – I had to throw out the batter and start again.

P.P.P.S. The items on the BBQ table are now 30% off. That includes the Emile Henry Pizza Stones.

This is part of the getting rid of stuff.