Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Trip to Tritch - Part 1
Over the years, I have probably made a "quick trip to Tritch" a thousand times! As a third generation customer, I have a lot of memories of Tritch, and again, my image of a hardware store is completely based on this one! As a kid, while my dad was building one of his houses, we would frequently run down for something small, a specific bolt or screw, a plumbing fitting, or a pound of 16 penny nails. I loved the nail bin, I would take the little rake thing and scoop up the nails, or just push them around. If we didn't need nails, I would hang out by the nail bins anyway, putting misplaced nails back in the right bins. If you go to a big box store the nails are all packaged in little boxes. I much prefer the tactile experience of grabbing the nails I want, weighing them on the big scale, and pouring them into a bag! There are still multiple generations of Tritches there to help me find whatever I need, and I love that my boys grew up exploring the same narrow aisles that I did!