We went to St Paul downtown last Friday. As soon as we parked the car, my husband started teaching me a new word “Haberdashery”. I had no idea why suddenly this word became important for me to know until we stopped in the front of Heimie’s Haberdashery store.
As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by a lovely lady. We told her we were just looking around. She asked us if we would like a cup of coffee. “Coffee? This is a clothing store, isn’t it? It should be no drinks allowed!”
She smiled. “We have coffee,” she said.
It is a neat store. They have tailored clothing, handmade leather business, travel and hunt gear, cigars, and hats. It gives me an old time feeling, and reminds me of the British TV show “Are You Being Served?”
We chatted with that lady. She told us Anthony, her nephew, is the current owner. His grandfather emigrated from Russia to U.S. and his father started the store in 1921 (I think it was 1921. Their web site said over 90 years of experience.)
I asked her if I could take a photo of her. She said sure. After taking her picture, I told her about my “Everyone IS Beautiful” project, telling her that my goal was to take 1000 photos.
Her face brightened up. “And I am one of them!” she said.
Later, when I took a picture of Anthony, she said proudly, “Isn’t he handsome?”
Yeah, that was the 29th and 30th beautiful person I have taken photo of. I was very happy, kept thinking to myself: life is so good when you meet a nice person. 😉