On my way home Friday afternoon I was in time to stop off at the Port Broughton op shop, this little shop is only open on Friday afternoons.
There were people everywhere and as shuffled down the hallway I could hear, "Ready Gladys?" "Yes Mavis" "Right, 10, 40, 10, 20, $1-, 40, ....and so on ... The End!" "Total $15.40" "Thankyou" "Next" "Ready Gladys?" "Yes Mavis" "Right".
As I moved through the shop this was repeated over and over.
Finally when it was my turn I discovered that most of the volunteers are approaching or over 80.
Gladys was sitting at the table armed with pen and paper and Mavis was standing calling out the prices.
They spend the week sorting and pricing the items. The buttons from discarded clothing are sewn onto strips of fabric and placed in colour coded baskets.
They would rather turn over their stock for a few cents as every $ they make goes back into their community.
A BIG congratualtions to the Port Broughton op shop.
Pop over to Sophies and see what other treasures have been found this week.