If you’re a Mennonite, or if you grew up in Pennsylvania, you’ve probably heard of Good’s Store. With stores located in four Pennsylvania towns, it’s sometimes called the “Mennonite Wal-mart,” because it carries all the types of items that Mennonites like to buy: canning jars; black hats; sturdy tennis shoes in subdued colors; wrinkle-free Tropical Breeze fabric in vibrant colors; and many other items that are useful or delightful to families of every background.
If you’re like me and live up in the wilds of Wisconsin, far away from the Mennonite hub, some of those particularly Mennonite-flavored items are things you wish you had easy access to at times. Slips, for instance. Although I’ve checked several times over the last couple of months for what to me is a basic necessity—a full-length slip—our Wal-Mart doesn’t carry even a half-length one.
That’s why I was delighted when I received an email from Susan Burkholder, who works at Good’s, asking if I would review their new web store in exchange for a coupon. Would I be interested in getting a discount on those slips I needed so badly? Absolutely!
I found their new web site attractive and well put together. I do not like a website that hurls ads and email-sign ups at me every time I click onto a new page, and Good’s did not. Rather, my experience there felt clean and restful.
I found exactly the high quality, full-length slips I needed for what I consider a very good price, and was able to easily choose my size from the drop down menu. In addition, I ordered Amish-made, stainless steel hairpins—another item not available at Wal-Mart. I ordered the uncoated, straight variety, rather than the crinkled variety. The only hairpins pictured on the web page were the crinkled ones, and I wished all the types were pictured, so I could be certain I was ordering the correct item—but when the hairpins came in the mail several days later, they were exactly what I had hoped. Perhaps Good’s will include more specific pictures of small items like hairpins as their web site matures. I did note that all varieties and colors of larger clothing items, such as fabric and shirts, are pictured.
While I was online, I browsed some of the items Good’s has available on their web store. They have a large fabric selection, including the Tropical Breeze fabric I mentioned earlier. They also have a nice selection of items for men, including heavy duty work jackets, durable jeans, long-sleeved dress shirts and plaid shirts, and cowboy boots. Children will love their toys, including Beanie Boos, tricky dogs like the ones that used to fascinate me during sit-still church time, beautifully-chiseled Breyer horses, and a sturdy wooden marble racetrack that reminds me of the marble roller Dad made when I was young. We children spent hours rolling marbles down its wooden track, but we would have found even more entertainment in this one, which has two grooves side by side so you can actually race your marbles.
I made my order from Good’s late Monday night, received confirmation that my order had been shipped before noon the following day, and found the package waiting for me when I returned home from town Thursday afternoon. I was surprised and pleased with the very prompt delivery.
Good’s is offering my blog readers a special ten percent discount from now until February 10. Visit this hyperlink to use it: https://goodsstores.com/discount/LUCIBLOG. Or simply visit Good’s web store from any portal and enter LUCIBLOG as your discount code when you get to checkout.
Whatever your order, judging by the quality of the product and the prompt service I received, you won’t be disappointed with your purchase!
I was given a discount to review Good’s web store, but all opinions offered here are my own. Feature photo was taken from the Good’s web store About Us page.