Selected bits from emails Roberta sent during March 2002:
March 5 – Re: unusual grocery stores
I walked by the whole food grocery in NYC [when returning from Israel, end of Feb.] It's in Chelsea area and very popular with folks that have money. Here in this area we have WILD OATS [bought out by Whole Foods in 2007] and Trader Joe's. Then there is AJ's which is very nice if you want something out of the ordinary. There is one store near Camelback and Central and one coming in hear Arrowhead Mall. [?? - did this ever happen?]
We walked over to the shopping strip area at 99th & Bell on the south side. Some unusual stores like a combo of value drug and dress shop in the same store; also a SAS shoe store and a restaurant with a line waiting to get inside [possibly Bobbie's Cafe which has since moved to 99th & Greenway, not sure about the other stores]. Thought you might be interested in Tom's (Sid's nephew who has the restaurant) email which I'll attach below [see tomorrow's blog]. I sent him the article from the WSJ about restaurants and the bottom line.
March 10 – We just got back from the UMC new member luncheon. We will probably join this month or next. Hate to rush into anything. The Willowbrook UMC just hired a part-time minister who was a RN in her first life, and then went to seminary. She is looking for another part-time job.
Did talk to Ruth Shoemaker today who came through her eye surgery just fine.