Welcome to Colleen’s Corner. This is a column meant for fun and some information About myself: I am Colleen Fielding, a Freelance Photographer you often see me on the side of the road or in various places taking photos of different things animals, birds, places, people etc. l have lived in Lumby just over 8 years, you have seen my photos in the newspaper (Lumby Valley Times) and once in awhile in the Vernon Morning Star, and the Lumby Art Gallery. Photography is my passion. Disclaimer: The information on some of my photos that I write about a lot of times come from the Internet or books I research them, hopefully the facts are as close to the truth as I can come.
Do you remember the 80’S? Do you remember in the very early 80′ s when stores were allowed to start opening on Sundays? What a kerfuffle this caused. Some people were ecstatic about this while others were not happy about this at all especially those that had to now work on Sundays. Stores that had only been open 5-6 days were now open 6-7days a week. Some people believed it would never last, but here we are about 40 years later and we still have Sunday shopping, or do we?
Sunday shopping is something that we have all taken for granted, it seemed a natural thing to do, there were only a few stores that remained closed for Sundays.
But now the times have changed, we have taken a few steps backwards. This past Sunday I went into the places in Vernon I normally go to when I go to town on a Sunday.
I stopped at the Pharmacy in Vernon to pick up my prescription and to my surprise they were closed. We went into the Superstore to get some groceries. Their pharmacy was closed as well. We stopped at the pet store where we get the dog’s food, guess what? Yup they were closed too. We have picked up the dog’s food there on many Sundays, so we were used to doing this. As we drove through Vernon I saw quite a few stores that were now closed that used to be open every Sunday. I ran into some people I know that work at some of these places, I asked them why they were closed. The answers were the same, the reason being for the closures on a Sunday was because like a lot of places out there they don’t have the staff anymore to be able to stay open.
How sad is that there is not enough staff for a much needed service like a pharmacy to be opened.
I am thinking before I go into town to certain stores maybe I will call them first to see if they are still open on Sundays.