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An artefact story - an old, wrinkled, Zellers shopping bag

zellers wrinkled plastic shopping bag

BY ROBERT IANTORNO — It’s really interesting to see how people react to the artefacts and stories that we post @southgreymuseum Instagram and Facebook.

Last week, I picked up a curbside donation of an old doll in a metal perambulator from a nice lady in Markdale. When I was unpacking the artefacts back at the Museum, I noticed that the doll’s clothes were included in an old Zellers bag.

Rather than post the doll, I posted a photo of the plastic Zellers bag on social media. The response was hilarious. People were so eager to share their memories of shopping at Zellers or Bi-Way in the 1990s; there were jokes and references to the Ninja Turtles, The New Kids on the Block, and numerous extinct snack foods.

It’s really funny how people now giggle at memories of cassette tapes, touch tone phones, old cartoons, and even this old shopping bag. I think it’s fun that we kids of the 90s are “old” now. Perhaps it brings back memories of a simpler time, of their childhood. For me it brings back memories of Sheridan Mall at Jane and Wilson in Toronto, and my mom shouting down the aisle “You already have a Batman! Put it back!”  Ah, memories.


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