#RRBC BLOGGING CHALLENGE DAY 20

Today, I heard Macy’s is closing more stores. This saddens me because Macy’s played a significant part in my life. My excursions into Manhattan with my friends always ended with a stop at the big store. Macy’s brought a smile and a lift to your step no matter what was happening in your life at the time.

And who doesn’t remember the rickety wood escalators? They had them until recently at the back of the store. They rumbled and shook as they took you to shoppers’ paradise.

The holiday season wasn’t complete without Macy’s lighted windows.

I spent the day with my daughter, Ashley, at Macy’s a few years ago. We had coffee at the shop behind the women’s clothing that I didn’t notice before.

There was a flower show that day where we took pictures. Memories like these can never be duplicated but taken out and remembered on rainy days.

Now, I remember where I took pictures of the colorful flowers I used for my book banners.

Another trip to Macy’s is needed before the flagship store closes. I pray it doesn’t.

GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL

Grand Central Terminal.

There is no other like you.

Keeping the pace through

the calm and the hectic.

Providing light through your

mullioned windows.

The watcher of it all.

The keeper of schedules.

But most of all the

keeper of time for those

passing through your gates.