The public library in Venice, FL has a rather large used book store run by the friends of the library. It is almost as big as our Jericho Town Library circulation space. The store is staffed full time by at least two volunteers--an advantage of a large retired population. They wear pink pinnies. One of my volunteer activities is to keep the sale book shelf tidy and supplied, but I don't have to wear any particular uniform to identify me as a library volunteer.
Anyway, I went there (Venice library) to pick up some magazines for some light reading in the evenings--since I knew I was going to be pretty worn out by then most nights here for a while. I got (for $1.00--I am so, so frugal lately!) a September Coastal Living and October issues of Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, and Country Living.
What kind of crazed Martha wannabe does one have to be to attempt something like this?
Don't get me wrong. I am fascinated by Martha Stewart for a lot of reasons. Her delight in all things ghoulish and ghosty isn't among those reasons.
Full on celebration of Halloween has crept into our culture though. Although, if you haven't already purchased all your costumes, candy, and decorations, you will either be totally out of luck OR you will be able to snap up some sale bargains. Because stores are in the process of clearing space for Christmas season items.