The downtowns of big cities started to lose population and business to the suburbs, and the bigdowntown department stores had to follow their customers and build branch stores out in the suburbanmalls. Traditional diners and cafes suffered because of the new car-oriented chains like McDonald's andBurger King, and the old city variety stores like Woolworth's and McCrory's just got smashed by Kmartand some of the other big discounters. The oil companies stuck service stations on practically every othercorner, and pretty soon something called convenience stores7-Elevens and suchcame along andstarted filling up the other corners. It was when all this began that Bud and I had opened that BenFranklin in the shopping center at Ruskin Heights, that big new subdivision community outside KansasCity. So now we had two stores onFront StreetinNewport. I would run up and down the alley withmerchandise: if it didn't sell in one store, I would try it in the other. I guess they competed with eachother, but not much. By now, the Ben Franklin was doing really well. The Eagle never made muchmoney, but I figured I'd rather have a small profit than have my competitor over there in a big store. I hadto hire my first assistant manager to help out in the Ben Franklin while I was running back and forth, andmy brother Bud had come home from the war and was working with me too. Come away, bonny Boy; come hither. A few days afterwards saw Miss Tucker back in Amritsar; and later in the same month she went all the long journey to Murree, giving herself only six days of absence, to be present at the wedding of her nephew, Louis Tucker. Thence she again returned to Amritsar. Exciting events had happened at Amritsar during even that absence, in the shape of fresh Baptisms and fresh persecutions. In October she was once more off on a short itinerating tour through villages. A letter written on the first of October refers to the Batala work, of which her heart was full.  久久机热视频/这里只有精品/99热视频只有精品国产 ???Adore the transient Pageant of a Day, Give Me a W! Letters at this late period of Miss Tucker鈥檚 life become so abundant, from numerous quarters, that the main difficulty is in selection, the main cause of regret is that so few can be used. The history of 1891 and 1892 may be told chiefly by Miss Tucker鈥檚 details of what went on. Miss Dixie remained her constant companion in the little Mission bungalow all these years,鈥攅xcept when absent for her summer holiday, or on furlough. Others came and went, remaining a longer or a shorter time in Batala. Dr. Weitbrecht had settled down as C.M.S. Missionary in the place; and Mr. Bateman, stationed at Narowal, came and went on itinerating expeditions.