All the sewing I'm doing right now made me want to share this little artifact. It is hard to read, but the tube reads 'Superior Quality Mending Skein'.
Being of a certain generation remote from the time when things could be fixed, I barely understood what this was when I found it at the Mission Store. I then realized that I also didn't actually understand what 'a stitch in time saves nine' even means (meant?). So now I feel smarter, and like I've had a little glimpse into the daily life of people living in another time.
And Happy Thanksgiving to you!