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Trip to Town


August 15, 2018

My grandfather grew up on a farm in what is now part of Monument. He told us many stories about growing up there. One of my favorites was about going to the big city! A trip into town was like today's trip to the mall. Have things changed all that much? On their trip into town they bought bulk groceries, animal feed, clothing, tools, parts for their vehicle, and sometimes ate and had haircuts! Sometimes all in the same store!

Now, this was not a mall, it was at the general store in some town. Usually this was not a long trip, this is what made small towns useful. Occasionally there might be...

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