Saturday, January 16, 2016

I took advantage of a no-nothing evening and overslept. A bad thing for sure. I’m feeling loggy and groogy and out of sorts with the day.

It is cold and clear. Dog is a pest this morning, mainly, I suppose, because I gave him beans and rice for supper last night and he has this thing about breaking wind. It drives him crazy.

Understanding would help him, but it is difficult to explain methane to dogs. That coupled with a no-beg human food.

Walmart shoppers in Ellsworth losing main source of groceries, goods

– ‎14 hours ago‎

Walmart shoppers in Ellsworth say they will see a big impact when one of their main sources for groceries and home goods goes away.

The impact of Wally’s World closing is hard to calculate. K-Mart and WalMart like to compete within blocks of each other, like most Convenience and Fast Food Stores do. Find one a dozen others gather about.

But when you only have one to a town and lose it, it is difficult.

We had a grocers burn down one time and it was one of two. While the burnt one re-buillt the other closed and the forty mile drive to another about drove me mad. Same deal when our  clothing stores went from three to zero.

I went to on-line shopping when that happened. I wasn’t much happy, but the drives became longer and longer for a shirt or blue jeans. The low profit margins anymore in food and clothing aren’t suitable for Mom and Pop places.

I feel like the world is conspiring, some times, to drive small towns out of existence and move everyone to large towns to ware house sundry individuals.

That feeling is enhanced when the government takes land back into Federal hands and regulates very tightly, water wells and drainage areas along rivers and creeks.

That would certainly cure large stores profit margin’s, but, damn, the flavor of life would be cruddy to say the least. You know, you can have any type of coffee you want – as long as it is Starbucks.


From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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