I grew up in a small town.
Now, I live outside of a small town.
Nothing says small town like petitions circling to keep a Family Dollar out of our town.
The city council sold an old baseball field to the corporation and it is scheduled to open a store next summer.
The outraged range from not needing a dollar store in my town because they can drive out of town to go to Walmart or Target OR because we must support local businesses.
Number 1- why would you drive a half hour if you could find something right in town.
Number 2- What local businesses? Have you people looked at this town lately?
Other reasons include the name of the field.
It's named after an old coach.
And there are the memories.
From what I hear, the coach was an ass wipe on the butt of humanity. But, he could win games.
So, he is kinda like the Patriot's head coach.
And memories are in your head.
I remember lots of things that are no longer there.
I really am for local businesses over big corporations.
But, the town doesn't have much of any kind of business.
I'm tellin' ya.
It's just like when the grocery store started staying open on Sundays.
Like when Subway came to town.
Cause we don't need none of those new-fangled fast food places.