Getting old is weird, because there'll be things you notice that you didn't realize you were paying attention to...

There'll be a building going up. And you find yourself thinking 'There's no way the economy's strong enough right now to support the completion of this construction project...'

With the increasing popularity of the big box stores, small family-owned stores were really struggling in the small town where I grew up. To fight back against the completion, three of them decided to merge.

Aikenhead's Hardware, Stroker Autoparts, and Beaver Lumber got together to make Stroker-Aiken-Beaver. The grand opening was spectacular, everybody came.

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