I ran across this receipt in a cookbook I picked up at an estate sale. It’s been many years since most stores did handwritten receipts. It’s fun to remember such an old-fashioned touch. My first job was working in the Accessories department at Macy’s California in 1979 and I remember that they had sophisticated (for the times) registers even then. Cash registers have been around for many years so the stores that hand-wrote receipts did so to track inventory, keep track of customers, and add a personal touch. Does 1981 feel like 31 years ago?
I looked up the Williams book store and they are still in business. I was happy to see that, as so many bookshops have gone away forever. Do you think they still hand write receipts?