End of an Era

My first mall growing up was Vallco Fashion Park in nearby Cupertino.  And my first job ever was in the catalog department of the Sears Roebuck in that mall.  So it was crazy to follow the news of Vallco's demolition and Sears' bankruptcy all in the same week.

I'm not that that old.  But clocking in at that Sears was a generation ago, as were my glory days of ice skating and people watching at that mall. 

Things come and go.  Nostalgia is a bittersweet emotion.  It will be interesting to see what is now that in the future we'll be remembering fondly in the past tense. 

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