Angel View Thrift Mart

Ahhhh, the thrift store, one of my favorite places. There are dozens in the Coachella Valley filled with hang-me-down treasures of the rich.

This store in Cathedral City, often referred to as "The Barn," raises money for the Angel View Crippled Children's Foundation.

Somehow their use of the word "crippled" doesn't strike me as being too politically correct. Angel View's been around forever and I think the foundation was named in the 50s, hence the word "crippled."

The foundation's headquarters are in beautiful Desert Hot Springs (okay, so that city gets a bad rap, I'm walkin' on water here).