I very much enjoyed “Me, My Mom and Sears” (May 2018). My mother worked for the department store for more than 30 years, so I could relate to many of Megan Murphy’s observations—from her mother’s “practical and strong-willed” nature to the lone scotch mint in the bottom of her purse! My mom is now 87, and on one of our recent visits I read her the article. We shared a few laughs and a tear or two. I know how hard Mom worked for us—her job was her social life and a way to finance our vacations. My heart goes out to any seniors whose pensions may have been affected by the closing of Sears.