Will Walmart Survive?

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17 Comments on Will Walmart Survive?

  1. I saw the sidebar story and thought of how fragile & depressed kids are in today’s world. All we had to worry about were nukes 90 miles off the coast.

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  2. I’m old enough to remember shopping at Woolco as well as Wannamaker’s. We had a small Wannamaker’s just up the street from us in a small shopping center in the mid 60’s. We even had a SS Kresge’s store in downtown Spokane which was the predecessor of K Mart back then. As well as a Monkey Wards.

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  3. I thought it was

    “a country boy will survive”

    i’ll have to listen to that tune again, I have been singing it wrong

  4. My wife and I bought a General Electric kitchen range in 1984 from Montgomery Wards that lasted for 30 years until finally giving up the ghost in 2014 when it was replaced by a Kenmore range from Sears which has also gone belly up.

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  5. Crackerbaby,
    You were 12.
    Even with Birthday and Christmas money you couldn’t have bought much.
    (I bought Gold at $280/oz – but could only afford 2 ounces)

    If you get that time machine worked out, I got a few bucks to invest, too.

    izlamo delenda est …

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  6. Montgomery Wards. I always picture some old coot hitching up his drawers and telling his wife and dog: “Wey-elllll, I guess I’ll be goin’ down ta the Monkey Wards ta buy me a new wrench ta fix the terlet with”.

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