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Goodbye Kmart

Contributed by randyjohnson on Saturday, 16th December 2017 @ 04:36:42 PM in AEST
Topic: goodbyepoetry

The Kmart has closed that was located in Morristown, Tennessee.
That/'/s one less place where people can shop and that includes me.
This particular Kmart was built in 1974.
After being in business for 43 years, they closed their doors.
hey were in business for over four decades, that/'/s a long time to be around.
This makes five department stores in Morristown that have been shut down.
I had shopped at Kmart since I was a child but I can/'/t shop there anymore.
It/'/s a shame that they had to call it quits, it/'/s sad that they closed their doors.

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Re: Goodbye Kmart (User Rating: 1 )
by nightwolf on Saturday, 16th December 2017 @ 05:41:29 PM AEST
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It/'/s a shame that more and more places are closing every day. I recently lost a job after they closed down. Small town blues I guess. Good write

Re: Goodbye Kmart (User Rating: 1 )
by softerware on Saturday, 16th December 2017 @ 07:51:15 PM AEST
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A little bit of history lost. And with it many memories.
It seems that change (evolution) is all we are guaranteed! However, now you have a gift left behind to you: nostalgia. The longing for something that is no more.
You poem speaks to us of things that pass with progress, but do not escape your notice.
Hats off to Kmart, and to the author of their history.

Re: Goodbye Kmart (User Rating: 1 )
by Former_Member on Sunday, 17th December 2017 @ 02:33:33 AM AEST
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I like this. I like it because, truth be told, I hail from the small town where the very first K-Mart store appeared.
Yes, in 1962, I was a tyke at the time, it was in Garden City, MI, USA, my hometown by the way. And right behind
sat the house where Henry Ford first lived after he married his wife - the house was moved a few miles, not sure why it ended up where it sat. Henry was born not too faraway in MI as well.
Frozen Coke had at the K-Mart delicatessen was a favorite of mine. I could see the K-Mart sign from my bedroom as a boy, all lit up at night.
Out the other window were rows of poplar tree and forested meadow.
They called us Michiganders/ the city of Garden as they called it was incorporated by land purchased from
farmers. It/'/s about thirty miles down Michigan Avenue from Detroit City.


Re: Goodbye Kmart (User Rating: 1 )
by Spike on Wednesday, 27th December 2017 @ 03:46:19 AM AEST
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Sad that local shops close, but no love for KMart (or Walmart, Target etc) - the business model is to kill off local competing businesses by undercutting price to the unprofitable realm, until the small shops go under.

Plus they outsource to Third World countries and child labour, don/'/t pay their rightful taxes, pay slave wages, and end up with staff having to take on multiple jobs to make ends meet. I read that the lack of benefits and low wages actually costs the taxpayer in medicare and other aid, while the merged corporations behind the boardroom rake in the millions. The prices look good, but I/'/m tired of /'/Made in China/'/. Better quality, less stuff if the way to go.

Then they close unprofitable stores, forcing towns to rebuild their retail base all over again. That/'/s not community comittment. No love at all...


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