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thriftery..

stopped by the goodwill store on my junk walk..
i used to always think i liked thrift stores because i'm cheap.
now i know better.

did this person donate this skirt because they lost 50 pounds and no longer want 'fat' clothes? or did they gain 50 pounds and not want to be reminded of their thinner, more socially acceptable self. did another person leave behind a men's dress shirt because it was no longer in fashion, or because it was their husband's, who just passed away?

i realized i'm on the hunt for something much bigger than a bargain. i want history. i want to be connected. i want to feel these people's stories by smelling the essence of perfume left behind, beholding the markings from everyday life.

many people ask where the name baby smith comes from..
it was the name given to me by the state of nebraska before i was adopted. although i've met a large part of my biological family and am deeply indebted to my adoptive family for taking me in..............

i'm still searching.

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artworkslive
Jul. 17th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC)
I GOT YOUR ENTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!
i just checked my box this morn, so it must've arrived late yesterday!!!!!
i'm SO excited!!
your picture's adorable. it is kinda wild how you get just one picture, multiplied like a billion times.. what if the picture really stunk, then you'd be stuck with a billion stinky pictures! i'll pop in the tape prolly tonight, when i have some quiet time. thank you..this means so much to me, really..
loobiloo
Jul. 17th, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC)
Re: I GOT YOUR ENTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!
oh fab baby fab!! yeah i dont know why you cant get multiple photos anymore in these booths. You could have had 4 normal size pics or those teeny ones which I thought might be more fun!

cant wait to see the finished goodies too:) xx

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