Sears was good to us! Toilet paper shortage. Mail order catalogs.

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Sears catalogs toilet paper shortage

Check out the toilet paper of yesterday.

This shortage of toilet paper makes the older generation chuckle because today's generation has no memory of the toilet paper of yesteryear.  I happen to have these old catalogs saved for some reason and they could be useful again!  

If you check the history of today's toilet paper you will learn that when toilet paper was first produced the buyers refused to purchase it.  Why should they? 

Sears sent out so much free paper in their catalogs that there was no reason to spend money.  They sent Christmas books, Home books and the clothing magazines that we all loved.  The new toilet paper industry finally found the solution;  they gave it away!  Then the  folks fell in love!  Became addicted and were happy to buy it.  

So with this shortage, would my old books be useful?

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
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This really made me laugh as I'm thinking of the 1-ply I was luck enough to grab.

Mar 23, 2020 08:02 AM #1
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Barbara. This is a funny recollection and I get it. We are in better way today but the timesare tough.

Mar 23, 2020 08:48 AM #2
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
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Krystin, it is a little bit funny!

Sheila, we could not flush our Sears toilet paper down today's commodes.  So back to the outhouse period.

Mar 23, 2020 09:43 AM #3
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Barbara - ah, addictions of all kinds. . . 

Mar 23, 2020 10:28 AM #4
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Michael, yep, addictions are dangerous and expensive!

 

Mar 23, 2020 11:43 AM #5
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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That's funny Barbara! I can't imagine doing that even now but I'll hold on to my Time magazines just in case 

Mar 23, 2020 02:52 PM #6
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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When my kids were young, I relied a great deal on ordering from the Sears catalogues, especially at Christmas.  I kind of miss them!

Mar 23, 2020 04:24 PM #7
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
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Debe, you are obviously young!  Never heard of the life of Sears catalogues  and outhouses!  You are fortunate!!

Mar 23, 2020 05:04 PM #8
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
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Myrl, my kids shopped that catalog for weeks and weeks.  And Santa would bring a few of their selections!

Mar 23, 2020 05:15 PM #9
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James Dray
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Morning Barbara.

You just never know when those old magazines or catalogs will come in handy.  Literally

Mar 24, 2020 01:16 AM #10
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Barbara S. Duncan
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James, I hate to admit it but you are right.

Mar 24, 2020 05:06 AM #11
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Bob Crane
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Hi Barbara,  Thanks for the smile.  I didn't know about using the Sears catalog's  - but I do remember using leaves.

Mar 24, 2020 09:32 PM #12
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Bob!  WOW!  That is the first time I have heard of using leaves!  But it makes sense as young folks used to prowl around freely through woods or any other places.  We could stay out all day and never be worried about.

Mar 25, 2020 05:16 AM #13
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