Who's Minding the Store?

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"It doesn't have to be like the old one," Berry agrees. "Just somewhere to get a loaf of bread and whatnot. That wouldn't bother me a bit. Whatever happens I can live with. But I'd like to see another store there."

Until it appears, he and the others will sip their coffee, sort their mail and wait. And when they need a bottle of milk, they'll drive twelve miles to get one.

"It's just a joke," Eva Colgate says. "We're all furious. But there's nothing to do now but laugh.

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Harrison Fletcher