Chris, CA reporting at 128 that he has resigned.
And, Chris, I will happily volunteer if they will pay me. I have a little over 30 years experience as proofreader and editor...LOL
As a person of faith with an open mind (right, Chris Davis?), the principle outcome of this billboard will be the far-and-wide spread of information regarding the upcoming convention by outraged and offended "people of faith" who are playing right into the hands of those whose viewpoints they find most abhorrent. IOW, this is business as usual; they don't get the punchline.
It's hard to articulate what Josie Helming meant to this community. Chris, your tribute was eloquent and meaningful and more than fleshed out what made her special. I so appreciate your personal recollection. I realize now that you may have been my server a time or two at La Montagne.
Joe, you dropped so many names of people I knew way back when. Thanks for the memories and the stories. peace, skip howard
As one of her babies, I think it safe to say she will live in our hearts forever. She illumined so many lives and welcomed so many stranger (who didn't stay that way for long). R.I.P., my friend.
Not defending the CK's owners in any way about their modus operandi for closing the locations, but at least they indicated they told their employees.
When the Montesi family sold and closed their supermarkets in 1983, the vast majority of the employee population found out about it by watching Brenda Wood and Action News 5 at Noon on Christmas Day. We left work on Christmas Eve wishing everybody the best and found out about the loss of our jobs via a television news broadcast in those pre-internet days. Even store managers were blind-sided.
On December 26, we were escorted through our former places of employment by security guards to retrieve any personal belongings, no matter our level of employment within the grocery chain. The reason given by the for the closing, according to the Commercial Appeal, was "[Fred] Montesi [III] blamed the closings on several factors but said the bottom line was the company was losing customers to other stores and not making money anymore."
Apparently, as songwriter Peter Allen opined, "Everything old is new again."
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