Friday, March 9, 2007


Yes, our small town, here in south Alabama, has finally moved on up in the world. It's been bad enough that our shopping choices are severely limited, and added to that, the only decent place to shop (Parisian) is closing. But the powers that be have given us a small reprieve. We now have a TARGET!!!!! Now, this may be no big deal to you who live in larger areas, where you have an abundance of shopping...but those of us here in my town are "over the moon!!" It will officially open next week...but, I went yesterday and walked through. It is so clean and bright and organized. Well, we feel like we've won the lottery here!!! All we have had was Wal-Mart, and ours is getting pretty sad. Oh, and to be fair, we do have a K-Mart...need I say more? And you shoppers in the know know Target has such a great selection of so many items. We've had to be content with shopping Target in other cities, the closest is about 80 miles away. And now, we have our own! Oh, hide the checkbook, I've gotta make up for lost time. And, not only that...we have finally gotten an Olive Garden! Well, I guess you know that we are big time now! Of course this does nothing to alleviate the lack of decent stores for the fashionable "mature woman". Not older...just not younger. Now we do have a mall, but the majority of the stores there carry clothes they hijacked off a boat that was taking them to some foreign country to distribute to the poor. You may have some of these stores in your town. All the bottoms are cut off and ravelled, the sleeves are cut out and they only come in teeny, tiny sizes. Which leads me to believe they were headed to a country of teeny, tiny people. Because any one who is "real-sized" would have gone sorely lacking. Anyway...I digress. We are just happy that Target is here. And I for one am going to do my best to see that they feel welcome.


Barb said...

Hi Tonja,

First of all, congratulations on getting a Target. I can't imagine not having a Target nearby.

Secondly, thank you for stopping by my little blog party - have no fear - there are lots and lots and LOTS of bloggers our age out here. LOL. I blog with women all ages but believe me, there are a lot of women you and I have more in common with.

I scrolled through some of your recent posts. My mother is a nurse. And after reading about your sons, you must be very thankful you are, too.

And I don't even want to think how frightening that tornado was. Thirty miles from that kind of devastation is just too close. You must have been terrified.

Thank you again for stopping by - hope you'll visit again. It's nice to meet you!

Lynne said...

Tonja - I love Target (or the very French pronunciation Tar Jay). Is yours a Super Target with the grocery store inside? I agree with you about the malls and the clothing stores - definitely not for me. I wouldn't be caught dead in some of the clothes my granddaughter Shelby buys - personally I don't think she should be caught dead in them either! Kids!

RealEstateGirl said...

Congrats! I know how you feel. We finally got a Target here about 3 years ago. Before that, the closest one was in Birmingham! We're movin' on up, aren't we?!

gail said...

Oh Target! I'm so town is probably smaller than yours because we don't have restaurants, just fast food places! The closest Target is about 80-90 miles from me but I go when I can.

Adam R. Owens said...

All those clothes might have been headed to OOMPA-LOOMPA-LAND?

Leah Belle said...

Yea! I am so excited about the Target! I went yesterday and can't wait to go back!!