"Shop local." Isn't that what they say? So I did, and what a treat!
One store had dogs in its window!
Another hosted a small child, "hanging around." But more importantly, it offered local Longbottom's Coffee, and local Blue Moon gluten-free coffee-cake. It's been so long since I ate coffee-cake. It was delicious!
And another hosted books
and welcomes local authors. Next time I shop local I'll plan to take a photo of my books on the shelf. Meanwhile, if you're anywhere near these stores, please drop in. And say hi to the dogs!