I remember my Dad asking my mother, usually on a Sunday evening, “Anna, would you like to ‘take a spin’ tonight?” ‘Take a spin’ usually meant a short ride through the downtown streets of Providence. My father knew how much my mother loved to window shop.
So on those Sunday evenings, he took her on a spin.
He was so patient because even though my mother worked in the city and frequented the stores regularly, she still loved to stop in front of each store…Gladding’s, Shepard’s, Cherry and Webb, the Outlet, the Boston Store, etc. for lengthy periods on those spins.