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Re: note to all planning on trimming large shrubs & small trees
  • Subject: Re: note to all planning on trimming large shrubs & small trees
  • From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
  • Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 21:42:33 EST

In the 1960s we were involved in a venture across the street from 
LL Bean - the Freeport Maine Country Store.  The idea was that 
wives whose husband were  shopping at LL Bean would come 
across the street and find all sorts of charming goodies.  It didn't
work out.  Fortunately we didn't invest much money into this, and
the weekends we spent visiting Bond Wheelwright, the man behind
this venture were worth the investment. He wanted us to move up
to Maine and manage the store, but one January weekend in his
house without central heating convinced this Southern girl that this
was not for us.
In a message dated 12/22/2010 7:11:29 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
inlandjim1@q.com writes:

Where would we be without LL Bean and Land's End? I've been to LL Bean  
in Freeport several times, including once in the middle of the night.  
Amazing place. Trivia note and true story: in the early 90s, the  
second in command at LL Bean was a guy named William End. Land's End  
hired William End away to be it's new CEO. The headline in the WSJ  
read "Land's End Lands End." End [:)] of story. Unfortunately, End  
didn't last long at Land's End; he didn't produce the change they were  
looking for.

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