It's shameful that the "local corner" stores sell only beer, cigs and lottery tickets. They need some fresh fruits/veggies and books... If you offer a person a better choice they will be more likely to make better choices...While growing up in STL my grandmother would trek us all the way downtown, on the bus to "Market Street" where she would buy fresh food and cook for us everynight. Somehow our lives have become so busy and hectic that a home cooked meal only occurs on the weekend, how I wish I could prepare liver and onions, beans and ham with homemade cornbread or her "chef salads" that we would eat without a complaint to be heard. We were considered "poor" but in reality we had greater wealth than one could imagine, less emphasis on what material items we had and more on education and character.
By Chris Davis, Susan Ellis, Toby Sells, and Maya Smith
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