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Is Wal Mart Destroying This Family Value?

This column first appeared in print on September 27, 2006 in that day’s issue of the Inter-County Leader.

“Dad!” she said one Sunday morning. “I was going right back up!”

“I know,” I said, my head thrust in the refrigerator. “But every second counts. Every penny adds up. You have to turn the lights off when you leave your room . . . Yes, every second . . .Yes the refrigerator light too . . . Um, no, that’s different . . . I can stand as long as I want with the door open looking for salsa . . . Because I’m the dad . . .No, mostly I do see things that are right in front of me . . . Well sometimes life isn’t fair . . . When you have your own house and bills . . .” (more…)