Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 3 years ago

    Very good point, Val.

  2. gkid

    gkid said, over 3 years ago

    For pete’s sake, let her shop. To let any red blooded woman
    go to PARIS, and she can’t buy anything? C’mon. This is supposed to be enjoyable! Joanie is not a wild spending
    clothes horse; she’s just a housewife and mother. Let her
    buy something. She will never forget it. :-)

  3. samvadi

    samvadi said, over 3 years ago

    Conversely – a full bag and window shopping!

  4. Gator007

    Gator007 said, over 3 years ago

    Anything to declare?

  5. A SAINT

    A SAINT said, over 3 years ago

    Might be cheaper to shop in Paris than pay the airline fee for the overweight bag…

  6. specinss

    specinss said, over 3 years ago


  7. neatslob

    neatslob said, over 3 years ago

    I went to Paris in ‘84. Took one suitcase – light, easy to carry. On the way home, however, I had to sit on the suitcase to close it, and it weighed 78 pounds. Fortunately airlines weren’t charging overweight fees back then.

  8. freewaydog

    freewaydog said, over 3 years ago

    @A SAINT

    But then what about the trip back?

  9. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, over 3 years ago


    Yes: the commenters can’t agree on how much Joan should pack!

  10. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago


    Absolutely! She’s going to have to bring back souvenirs for everyone as it is, she certainly ought to buy a few things for herself. It would be so frustrating to not be able to buy anything. If that’s the case I’d postpone the trip til I had enough money to buy a few things!

  11. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, over 3 years ago

    How difficult is it to ship packages from Paris to Oregon? I mean, would it be easier to ship things, even extra clothes, rather than haul them in a suitcase?

  12. eieio2

    eieio2 said, over 3 years ago

    remember in Accidental Tourist, the woman shopped at the Flea Market? Bonus!

  13. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, over 3 years ago

    I like to buy scarves and shawels for my friends …easy to pack and useful too….no pottery or statuettes that end up in the garage sale!!!

  14. PhoebeDog

    PhoebeDog said, over 3 years ago

    Who is she trying to impress? She’s going with her husband, for crying out loud. It’s not as though she is trying to entice him (she can still look nice, though!). I thought this trip was about enjoying the city and art. Take something nice that mixes and matches. I picture poor Wally lugging around a suitcase that’s too heavy to carry. It would serve her right if Wally threw his back out lugging the thing around and they spent the vacation in a hospital.

  15. Agingstoner

    Agingstoner said, over 3 years ago

    Paris is a chick thing. Been once, thought it was just an overpriced tourist trap, have no ambition to go back again. Woody Allen notwithstanding, guys only go there to make their ladies happy.

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