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Re: new hosta at Walmart

  • Subject: Re: new hosta at Walmart
  • From: "Ransom Lydell" <ranbl@netsync.net>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2001 13:08:50 -0400

I suspect the demographics here are somewhat different.  This is a relatively poor and sparsely populated area.  That is true of many of the areas Wal Mart "targets"  the population here simply couldn't support any more so
" something gave"  Talk about sad.  I watched a fine little business community, which had for many years educated, and helped the local community lose the establishments they had worked hard to run for so many years.  Those people I can feel sorry for.  Their employees who had developed with them, were able to support families with the pay they made.  Now we have 6.00 dollar an hour jobs at the discounters and no decent device for products one purchases. (Luckily for me, Wal Mart can;'to even afford to try to sell the more unusual hostas or other plants here! ) I can't for the life of me see how this business situation is better or even OK.  Frankly I do not "wish them well"
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2001 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: new hosta at Walmart

Hi Ran
Here is what we got around. In just one huge parking lot about 2 miles down
the road there is Wal-Mart, K- Mart, Targets, Lowes, Meijer's and three other
gardens centers within 2 miles the other way. Some guy down the road just
built a one acre green house. I wish them all the best of luck. I wish they
were closer. Then it would not be so far away from here. Like I said before,
we are where quality grows and ain't nothing ever gonna change that. We are
the most recommended nursey in the area. Me and my wife do all of the work
ourselves and grow every thing in the ground. Not a day goes by that someone
is here because an employee from one of the many local gardens sends them

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