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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

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Comment by Patricia on September 24, 2013 at 1:28pm

Sk8ey, we have Save-On Foods, which is my main store, Safeway, which is too expensive, & the Canadian Wholesale Club, so I have choice for food so far.

We've lost all of the other small department stores here, & Walmart is not getting my business because I don't like them, or their cheesy products. I shop online for clothing, linens, cd/dvd, books, non-prescription pharmacy, kitchen supplies, etc. There are plenty who offer free shipping.

I don't shop the specialty shops, & we have several here, although the turnover is high. People here are the forestry/mining/ranch/farm type, & gourmet/fashion/high-end places don't fit in well. In fact very few of the city people even wear any makeup, even at work. Most stores have a uniform of sorts so the stylish clothing doesn't enter into it.

We still have a couple of long-time hardware stores, so I can pick up whatever my husband needs at those places & bring most things home for him on the scooter. We have a reputation here with the things we do as we don't drive, & one of them was my bringing a 6' step ladder home.....sitting across the scooter on it's floor.......

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on September 24, 2013 at 11:46am
Comment by sk8eycat on September 24, 2013 at 1:54am

I buy groceries online from Schwan's (everything is frozen, but the veg taste VERY fresh, even when you nuke them. Their ice cream is to slide under the table in ecstasy for.), and Vons/Safeway for everything else. Electronic coupons are valid, and they have other specials.

I have a couple of friends who moved to Payson, AZ in 1999, and there's one of those giant Walphart stores right across the street from a Safeway AND a chain supermarket that's popular in Arizona.  My friends think WailMart is just wonderful.  The store plus the parking lot have destroyed several acres of what was once a large market garden... Ugh.

People don't understand that once something that large is built on fertile cropland, it is gone forever.  Or at least for our lifetimes.

This country's wealth has always been the land, but it's all being paved over at breakneck speed....nobody can eat asphalt.

I don't know if Schwan's delivers in Canada, but they WILL send packages via UPS...packed in dry ice.  Go to the Safeway web site and see if they deliver in your area...do they have stores in Canada?

Comment by Patricia on September 24, 2013 at 1:02am

I don't know much about Walmart, but what little I know is NOT impressive! They opened a store here in my little city a few years ago, & we've lost so many other businesses it's pathetic! We have very little in choices on where to shop now, & I for one, refuse to give them my business! I shop online for almost everything except groceries now, because most of what I want is no longer available locally, & it's sickening.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 24, 2013 at 12:38am

sk8eycat, I feel so much pain from your story, and the countless other stories that good, decent, honest, hard working people tell. The real parasites remain untouched, and it seems they remain untouchable. 

Yes, there will be an uprising and the sooner the better. The Walmart family steals time and money from those who work for them and should be held accountable. 

Can you see the masses assembling outside Walmart stores across the country with valiant leaders ready to storm the citadels? 

Comment by sk8eycat on September 24, 2013 at 12:22am

There is a loud segment of our population, including elected representatives of ALL the people in their districts,  who consider those who need public assistance to survive "parasites." Like Mitt R-Money's famous 47%.

On the contrary, the true parasites are the greedy moguls who keep sucking money out of the system, sending it to overseas banks so they won't have to pay taxes on it, and are so emotionally damaged that they will NEVER have enough of anything...money, power, toys....anything.

Yeah...I am physically weak, and facing bankruptcy, but I'm ready for an uprising....I wish people, in vast numbers, would boycott Walmart for starters.  That family disgusts me.

Comment by Steph S. on September 23, 2013 at 4:28pm

How's everyone? I am enjoying all the posts here and pictures.

Hope everyone has a good start to the week.

Comment by booklover on September 23, 2013 at 11:00am

Cool Ian!  I'll see if they have it at our library!  I am only half kidding when I say I'm a hermit.  I used to be SO sociable.  The older I got, and then when I got my "medical problems", I really don't care about being sociable.  I like to be with my family, and have lunch occasionally with a friend, etc., but I don't want to HAVE to be somewhere I don't want to be at any given time.  I LIKE being at home, or being in my car where I am in control of where I go and who I see or don't see.  I have a lot of anxiety about getting a job.  Luckily I don't HAVE to, but it would be nice to have a little money of my own that I earned myself.  We shall see...

Comment by Ian Mason on September 23, 2013 at 10:46am

Love the bunny lady, Mindy. Perhaps she's a clever hunter/furrier..

R.e. a hermit life: by coincidence I've just started the novel "Oblomov" by Ivan Goncharev. I do heartily recommend it to those who think they'd like a withdrawn life.

Comment by booklover on September 23, 2013 at 9:40am

Monday.  Ugh.  My son is looking for a full-time job, my daughter is realizing that her job is not going to let her get an apartment, let alone save money to move to Chicago (good lesson), and everyone thinks I should get a part-time job just to get out of the house.  I just want to be a hermit!

 

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