Posted by: Calvin | January 29, 2010

Family Business

Today the business that my grandfather started nearly 80 years ago shut its doors for good; a victim of the flailing Michigan economy.   It served us well for all those years, through the ups and downs of the cyclical recessions that came before.  This one was just too long and deep.  Tomorrow I will wake up in a world that is different from the one I woke up in the last 45 years of my life.  Tomorrow I will march on.  Tonight, I mourn the loss.  Farewell family business.  You will be missed.

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  1. That is too bad…and it is becoming the “norm” instea of the exception…

  2. “Tomorrow I will wake up in a world that is different from the one I woke up in the last 45 years of my life.” That’s profound–and very appropriate for this loss, which seems like a death.


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