Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thrift Stores and Hit Singers of the 80s

I am blessed to be married to a man who doesn't mind shopping.
 Groceries, clothes, thrift stores...
 you name it,
He's really probably more of a shopper
 than I am!

I had the privilege of riding along with Chris the other day to pick up some things for the house. We stopped at a couple of thrift stores and ate out and discussed all manner of subjects an just generally had a great time.

I must admit that we do go for different things when we shop at thrift stores.
At the first store we stopped at, Chris met me at the cash register with an impish grin.

He knew I would have a fit.

He hit the mother lode of hit Mennonite singers of the 80s in that store!

Oh my lanta.

Check out the dresses...

 Not to mention the shirts...

He found them all, let me tell you.
The beards...

And the no beards...

Gospel Express...

And the all time favorite Schwartz's...

I must say, at 10 cents a piece it was some very cheap entertainment!

To any close friends and relations of these Golden Oldies -
No offense. At all.

And to all of you present day CD makers -
Here is what you have to look forward to.
Some 30 odd years from now a man with a gleeful gleam in his eye will snatch up all your hit albums for 10 cents a piece at some obscure thrift store. He and his wife will probably pick fun at your carefully planned outfits and your cutesy scarfy deals and will almost certainly howl with laughter at your elaborate song endings and fabulous bass. Such is life.

Now if you will excuse me, I have a stack of tapes waiting to be listened to.....


  1. Oh my! What fun to find so much music. I love groups like this and listen to them whenever I can. And I'm not even Mennonite! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Oh my I laughed!! We go to church with some of "The Yoder's" now ... quite interesting to see these. :)

  3. Soooo funny! Sometimes though, I'd love to hear those oldy-goldys again. I must have misplaced or lost a bunch of mine. Enjoy...wish I could listen in!☺

  4. That kind of thrifting is the BEST :) :)

  5. Wooow! I laughed so hard - my cheeks started to hurt :D
    Even although I was a small boy at the time, I remember these performers. And after seeing these photographs, now I am raided by the nostalgia. Thank you again!


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