Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Little Store

I woke up this morning thinking I would write down a story about my dad, then I found a cute story about a grandmother going to court but I opened up the newspaper (which I have put the owner, editor and writers into my league of morons hall) and there was a story about a thrift shop and a consignment store talking about the new law that the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) put in to effect today. So, that's what I'm talking about today.

I have a little on line store (http://thelittledame.ecrater.com), I named it after one of my dad's nicknames for me Little Dame. This store is a hobby for me, I make very little money from it but I love it. Many past family members had stores and they all failed but my generation has the internet and that has changed shopping. My store has what I love the most, dolls. I have Chatty Cathy, American Girl, Effanbee, Barbie and Madame Alexander. The store started because my collection of dolls became to big and I decided to sell some of them.

So, one day I am reading posts from fellow ecrater's, they are talking about the new law that CPSC is going to put into effect Feb. 10, 2009 and how it will affect them. My heart fell, it looked like I was going to have to close my shop. My husband, bless his heart, told me to go online to the CPSC and ask them if this law would indeed affect me. So, that's what I did. It took awhile but my question was answered and re answered in the rules on their site. No, it did not affect what I sell since I sell collectibles and my items are not for children under 12. I drew a big sigh of relief. My fears alleviated I kept my store open.

So, when I opened the paper this morning and saw this article, I was whizzed. The reporter gave a gloom and doom look at things. They didn't even do thier homework with the CPSC. I felt if you're going to report on something like this, give all the facts. But what am I saying, newspapers have never printed the truth, if they can scare people and give a one sided look at things then they pat themselves on the back. Gee, sounds like the republicans doesn't it :)

Hope everyone has a good day today!


The Acolyte Tao said...

Haha, no just Republicans, sounds like the political world period (in sided stories that is) There is no political parties, just the illusion there is one by international banking elitist, ever look to see who funds both parties? The banks of course, the same banks fund the same parties, and those banks are all under the influence of families such as the Rockefellers and Rothschilds, etc. Unless a candidate is third party, independent, or I know them personally, I don't vote for the two major parties (If I could vote...?), its pointless anyways, nothing really ever changes for the *most part*.

Looking to the Stars said...

Acolyte Tao,
Right you are, banks and big business are behind the Republicans, always have been. Ah, you mention the Rockefellers, arch enemy of my family. Ever do research on the Titanic? They have tried to tell people that J.P. Morgan was the only one who was suppose to be on that ship but that's not true, Rockefeller was suppose to be on that ship but he didn't go, he just put a few items on it before it sailed and then went ashore.

The wind of change is coming, it is just a breath of air now but it is getting stronger.

Darlene said...

I love dolls. If I had room I would have a doll collection as I never outgrew my passion for them. I had an Effenbee Dydie doll and she was the one I kept when my Mom made me give the others away. Her rubber body rotted and I didn't know I could have gotten a new one, so I threw the head away. I will always regret that.

Lydia said...

I have an Effenbee "walking" doll. She was a gift to my mother in 1925 on her 10th birthday, and then to me on my 10th birthday, although she stayed with my mother during my erratic young adult decades.

Her name is Nellie Martha. A few weeks before my mother died in her home I pushed her around her house in the wheelchair. I handed Nellie Martha to her and took a picture of them together. She held the doll up and whispered, "Goodbye, Nellie Martha."

My God, it just chokes me up to write about it.....

Looking to the Stars said...

Darlene, I know how you feel. I wish someone would've let you know too. Sorry, sweetie.

Lydia, Oh, that choked me up too. I'm so glad you have a picture of them together.

Thank you both for sharing your memories with me. It has touched my heart deeply.