A Day In The Life Of Our Co-op, Circa 1997
In preparation for our 40th Anniversary Celebration this year, we cast a wide net and gathered as many relics from our past that member-owners were willing to share. One day during this gathering phase, we received a VHS tape from a former member-owner named Beverly Red, now living in California. VCRs are hard to come by these days, so this mystery tape sat idle for a time as we speculated about what we might find upon viewing it. Was it a recording of an annual meeting? Or maybe a clip from a festival or celebration at the Co-op? The opportunity finally came to solve this fun little mystery when the fine folks at Ilsley Library offered to help us convert this tape to a digital format. Eager with anticipation, we popped in the tape and discovered a gem: a glimpse into a day in the life of our Co-op nearly 20 years ago! Did you know that Glenn used to be our Produce Manager? Do you recognize anyone else? With so many familiar faces and themes, it became apparent that while many things have changed over the years, the heart and soul of our Co-op remains very much the same. We hope you enjoy this as much as we did!