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We're very fortunate in our town of less than 1,000 to have our own grocery store. If we didn't, we'd have to drive a ways to get anything!
Not only that, our grocery store is open every day and is rather known as a gourmet store with unique and specialty products delivered from towns throughout Kansas.
I try to shop there at least once a week and of course it is my last-minute shopping place, even for Christmas presents!
|Doesn't it look quaint? We often see local residents sitting in these chairs drinking coffee and chatting.|
A lot of times we get a pop and sit in front of the grocery store and see people we know go in and out.
The grocery store owners are really wonderful people. Brady used to be afraid of the guy because of his big mustache (and because he was always chopping meat) but he seems to have gotten over that.
The woman though, he has always loved. She treats him like a little prince in there. See the date below? Brady got a whole box of conversation hearts for free from her if he'd only try a bite of the date which he did. (It was a small bite. I ate the rest).
And lately Brady's sitter has been using fun ideas with him from a book the grocer lady gave her to help work with kids, both as a sitter and also as instructor of a weekly Good News Club and summer Five Day Club.
What a treat for a curious 7-year-old! He loves going to the store. I've never known my grocer in such a close way. It's a blessing.
And lastly, her daughter has gone on an 11-month, 11-country mission around the world to bring Jesus and the Word of God to people in all sorts of impoverished and unimaginable situations. Our town has championed her efforts and raised money through our church and Brady's school, providing cattle and other supplies to a school in Africa as well as helping to fund her mission trip.
Brady seems to know she is doing something special and always asks her mother about her. I love the spider web network of connections in this town.
In this place, even a trip to the grocery store is cause for joy.