HELEN WALTON: Sophia. We will. Charles. [Aside.] I鈥檒l change the conversation. [To Horatia.] You seem much devoted, Miss, to scientific pursuits. 鈥?. That tails, both vertical and horizontal, may with safety be eliminated in gliding and other flying experiments. The earliest writing of Charlotte鈥檚 which comes to hand is indorsed, 鈥楥harlotte, 1832,鈥?and is addressed to 鈥楳iss D. L. Tucker, 3 Upper Portland Place.鈥?It is a valentine written to her sister; and it shows that at the early age of eleven she had at least begun a little versifying; usually the line first adopted by incipient authors. The account of these experiments as given by Langley himself reveals the humility of the true investigator. Concerning them, Langley remarks that, 鈥楨verything here has been done with a view to putting a trial aerodrome successfully in flight within a few years, and thus giving an early demonstration of the only kind which is conclusive in the eyes of the scientific man, as well as of the general public鈥攁 demonstration that mechanical flight is possible鈥攂y actually flying. All that has been done has been with an eye principally to this immediate result, and all the experiments given135 in this book are to be considered only as approximations to exact truth. All were made with a view, not to some remote future, but to an arrival within the compass of a few years at some result in actual flight that could not be gainsaid or mistaken.鈥? 手机av天堂 "I was in a store recently where a manager and an assistant manager were taking a department managerthrough her department. They were saying, 'If you were a customer, how would you buy that item' Shewas cramped for space and had put this item out of reach of the average customer. And they kept going. Also, I think those associates in our company who believe in our ideals and our goals and get with theprogram have felt some spiritual satisfactionin the psychological rather than the religious senseout of thewhole experience. They learn to stand up tall and look people in the eye and speak to them, and they feelbetter about themselves, and once they start gaining confidence there's no reason they can't keep onimproving themselves. Many of them decide they want to go to college, or to manage a store, or takewhat they've learned and start their own business, or do a good job and take pride in that. Wal-Mart hashelped their pocketbooks and their self-esteem. There are certainly some union folks and somemiddlemen out there who wouldn't agree with me, but I believe that millions of people are better offtoday than they would have been if Wal-Mart had never existed. So I am just awfully proud of the wholedeal, and I feel good about how I chose to expend my energies in this life. Iplayed end, but I wanted to throw the ball or be a running back, even though I was a little guy andcouldn't squeeze my way in yet. Team athletics remained a big part of my life all through high school andat the intramural levelin college too. By the time we moved to Shelbina, I had more football experiencethan most of the other kids in the ninth grade, so I was able to make the team as a second-stringquarterback. I was still smallonly about 130 poundsbut I knew a lot about blocking and tackling andthrowing the ball, and by being extremely competitive I got my letter. He took his medicine, but he never dwelled on either the illness that had befallen him or its potentialcures. Rather, he seized the day. At the time of the diagnosis, in early 1990, he had been working,somewhat ambivalently, on an autobiography. He canceled that project, choosing instead to spend mostof his time and energy doing what he enjoyed most: flying his plane from town to town, going fromWal-Mart to Wal-Mart, visiting with his beloved associates. Toward the end of 1991, when he began torealize that his illness was catching up with him and would soon limit his mobility, Dadat the urging of ourfamily and others again turned his attention to the idea of putting his story down on paper while he stillcould. Once he decided to write it, he threw himself into this book project with the same focus andenergy he applied to everything he did in life. He was very particular about what he wanted his book tobe, and he worked at it daily, making revisions, adding anecdotes, refining style points, urging others tocontribute their memories. Who's number oneTHE CUSTOMER!