#ThriftyThursday: Thomas Lane

Let my preface this #ThriftyThursday by saying it is my favorite yet!

Last week, I visited my 82 year-old grandparents who live on a 100-acre farm down in a holler. Needless to say, there is not much traffic passing through Thomas Lane. Tuesday morning, Granny and I were swinging and drinking coffee on her patio, talking life and enjoying ourselves. The only car that drove down the hill was a 1950's OIdsmobile. Granny began fan-girling.

Later that afternoon, my family took a trip to town – so we just had to stop at the nearby Goodwill. I was cruising through the aisles, looking for sandals to feature in my last blog post. I headed over to the dresses and found this gem from Forever 21. I almost teared up; it fit perfectly and mirrored the cars Granny was reminiscing earlier. I purchased the outfit for less than $15, feeling on top of the world.

This summer has been hectic, working two jobs and taking summer classes. I would rather be kicking back at the pool on Thomas Lane, hearing Granny and Granpda's love story. But today, I am wearing my dress, J. Crew cardigan, and Steve Madden sandals to remind me that home is where the heart is. Thomas Lane is always with me.

Thanks, Goodwill.



our history

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Louisville since 1923. Goodwill gives people up—not a handout—so they can experience the dignity and independence that comes from earning a paycheck.


our mission

We help people with disabilities or other disadvantages achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life.

what we do

Goodwill collects and sells donated items to fund programs for Kentuckians who have disabilities or other challenges in finding and maintaining traditional employment. On-the-job training, job preparation skills, and employment counseling are just a few of Goodwill's services that benefit thousands of adults each year and strengthen families in Kentucky's communities.