last day at lys

This is what what the store looked like late this afternoon… (some are rather fuzzy, so if you embiggen don’t expect crisp photos!)

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These buttons, lysoct21grapes have been in the store for nine years… hmmm… wonder why???

Libby made us leave with stuff… before she took us out for a great dinner!
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yes, this is me…

Notice the pre-dinner beverage on the desk! It’s Fish Eye. Here’s Homer doing her fish eye impression,
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At dinner we learned from Homer (aka Jane) that if you have a white sweatshirt that is covered in blood, perhaps because you’ve just gutted a moose and had to crawl half inside it to do so, that hairspray will get the blood out. Ya think Homer should compete with Heloise for helpful household hints?

I casually asked this woman if her daughter was pregnant,
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oops!

I thought her dd was married to a Korean…. oops again, it is her ds that is married to the Korean! She was wearing a flowey baggy empire waisted shirt… and maybe she was tired, but I thought I’d seen her holding her lower back…

5 pm, time to leave!
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last time libby closes the store door

Walked past the gargoyles…. to dinner at the Liberal Cup, took pics of the menus in case we couldn’t see them…

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Five or six of us got the haddock, haddock1

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why yes, libby’s earrings and ring do match-not! (paul!)

Which is Libby as herself and which is her as a bad-attitude small-minded knitter?
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Homer and Colleen (she of the floodplain forest sweater and in the photo above) and oops mama and Deb and Patricia all helped Libby enormously these last two weeks.
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Lynnie couldn’t make it and we missed her, but look who walked in! Lynnie’s cute son and his cute girlfriend!
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We even had dessert! Here’s mine, dessert1

You must go see this badly filmed video… it is Mr. Keekers’ advice to single women.
Here. I love when oops mama does the Mr. Keekers voice. What you need to know is that Keekers is her dog! And not just any dog, but a pit! This is not the dog I ever thought this woman would have. If I have the story correctly, her dd was driving in NYC and saw a man badly abusing his dog. The man turned around, dd pulled over, shoved the dog in the car, took off with the dog, and drove straight to Maine! I haven’t met Keekers, but in pictures he looks a bit like the Little Rascals dog. His advice to single womean… (in case you can’t hear for all the cackling….) ‘wear meat around your neck, at all times’!

A few more pictures, mostly of the food (!) are here.

I have some things to give away… need to get them organized, but will get a post up soon. Mostly some old patterns, a bit of yarn, the rottie toy in my hands in the picture, not sure what else.

10 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Sara said,

    October 22, 2007 @ 6:39 am

    Love love love the Libby!! Did you get something on tap?

    The pictures of the store look so sad- I wish I had had money to go before it closed!

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    Sue said,

    October 22, 2007 @ 7:31 am

    I might cry… But Libby looks happy, I’m glad!

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    keri said,

    October 22, 2007 @ 9:27 am

    How sad – it’s such a bummer to see a yarn shop with empty shelves!

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    Emily said,

    October 22, 2007 @ 10:11 am

    Well, I see empty shelves and think “How sad” but I bet Libby’s pretty happy it’s all over with. I wish her the best in her new future, whatever that will be. Hopefully, she’ll get to stay close to all you crazy ladies!

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    V said,

    October 22, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

    Boo….it makes me so sad. But she does look happy. But it’s still so sad….but she does look happy….this could go on for a while!

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    Chris said,

    October 22, 2007 @ 3:57 pm

    Sad that the shop is closing – but it looks like everyone had a great time…

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    October 22, 2007 @ 5:46 pm

    Hey – thanks for sharing the last day, and for being such a great help to Libby. I don’t think I’ve seen her smile so broadly in a long time – though I am sad to see the shop go, I am even more glad that Libby looks like she’s found some peace.

    Took me a minute to remember Mr. Keekers and his owner – I can imagine the voice – thanks for the image!

    :) C.

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    Jennifer said,

    October 22, 2007 @ 6:45 pm

    Wow, that’s quite a change from your first photos of the shop. I agree with the others, it’s so sad to see an empty yarn shop! However, with all the goods you have stashed at your house, it seems that the shop has just changed locations!

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    kmkat said,

    October 22, 2007 @ 6:58 pm

    Somehow my bloglines hasn’t been catching your blog. Fixed now.

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    Kate said,

    October 23, 2007 @ 1:28 am

    Looks like you had a funny time, and you must have shopped a lot of yarn. The store was really empty, he he. We are having our new Stitch n bitch on Thursday, do really look forward to that.

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