THIS THING with Sears marks the end of an era, and the ending of eras is almost always sad.
I’ve been with Simpsons-Sears and Sears for roughly 60 years.
If you lived in a small town, and there was no Sears or Eaton’s, you could go to the mail-order office on the main drag and pick up a two-inch thick catalogue. If a thing could be made, you could order it out of that catalogue.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops, former school board chair, former editor of The Kamloops Daily News, and current director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.