I was out driving tonight and went past the MCC. This stands for "Mennonite Clothes Cupboard" or something like that. I didn't even know there was one in town here. The only time I had ever heard of one previous was in NB with Grandma. MCC is like Good Will or Value Village but small scale. It's cute. Or at least, the one in NB is. MCC is Grandma's favourite place to shop. She loves it there. It's almost as good as garage sales for her. Grandma loves to save money and get a bargain. She is the cheapest woman I have ever met, but has no problem doling out hundreds to her grandkids or anyone else in need.
Grandma makes rugs out of old polyester dresses. She cuts pieces into 4 inch squares, folds them and then sews them to a base. I think she used every dress my Mom ever had in the sixties and then moved on from there. She now scours second hand shops for old pieces of material that she can use. Once at the MCC, she found this pink houndstooth material that she liked. It was all rolled up and was marked for 50 cents. So, she bought it and took it home. Once she got there, she unfurled the roll and found it was a suit jacket and a skirt. She tried it on and it fit. (I swear this was magic - just like the Travelling Pants) Now she wears it all the time. And will tell anyone who asks (or can't run away) exactly how much she paid for it.