Remember Flanders Fields.
It surprised me to read, somewhere, this morning that Britain’s losses during that war were higher than their enemy’s.
Buffalo is teaching K.C. how to play football. Whether that will last is to be seen, but what I’m not seeing are Redskins scores. Chris Berman’s voice changed a bit today on the morning ESPN round-up. He had to speak about the 49’ers. His team. He appears a bit down, compared to the first couple of weeks to start the season.
No. I don’t think I’m going to look around for the Redskins scores. I’ll let them come to me.
Tomorrow is forecast to be in the Seventies. Good day to mulch the leaves. Then to clean the mower for the winter. I was afraid that the cold would get here too soon. I noticed, while out and about Thursday and Friday, that most of the business that had them were having the road grass and side bars on the parking lots mown and trimmed. The small town with declining population was looking good.
At least they still have a grocery store. And a hospital. And a School.
The next nearest of those is twenty-eight South. They don’t have a hospital but do have a dispensary, and a Doctor. Even a veterinarian (2 each).
I’m uncertain where they are coming from, not being a coffee shop devotee, but the East/West creek South of my place is filling up with people. Well, not the creek so much, really, the drainage along it. Use to be the nine miles from my village West had four places on the bluffs. Now, well, now there’s almost enough folks out that way to make the drive risky or something.
I’m slowly meeting some of the new comers at the various shops around town. Slowly. They appear the newly retired at around 55. New age retiree’s. They’re the buyers, the sellers are the old farmers and widows that are willing to sub-divide the farm for the retirement money – and then they move to town.
Probably the same town the buyers left.
So, lets see: The Fed says money turns over about seven times before leaving the small towns. If the small farmer sells and takes the money to the large town where he’ll spend it, and the large town retiree takes his money to the small town and spends it, then the net lose will be to the small town (the purchase price of the farm goes back to the large banks).
The circle is also missing the essential small town jobs, because they are drying up. Transportation is better, so the buyers drive back to their large towns to shop.
From the reaches,