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Date posted - May 30, 2014
Bear with me, I am old. Retired now from a downtown business I had for 40 years. Alot has changed in the past 20. First time on this site but for as old as I am I like the world wide web. My observation where I live….fieldcrest! I like the new building and people here. I try to walk everyday. My route..down the block toward peoples bank, around the corner by a nursery and if my feet are still moving I will venture to 9th street and then back home…if I dont get lost. I was in business in town for 40 years. I liked the people, seeing them with there kids and of course spending money. But I where I live I noticed something that is upsetting to me. Where have all the local businessmen gone? We had a general contractor from sheldon but seldon was he here, alwasy a crew from outside of sheldon, I think Hull. The elctricans were from out of town. The plumber was from out of town. The landscape crews are from out of town. The concrete crew was from out of town. Then I notice across the street there is yet another out of town crew working at a “local businessmen’s house”. And then yet next door another crew from out of town. Correct me if I am wrong but does not sheldon have plumbers, eletricans, landscape (which I know we do because I love stopping and talking to the young ladies at the local nursery, I even bought a $3.00 plant) concrete people that do this work. I recently got myself a new pair of walking shoes, spent maybe an extra $20 to buy them in town at a local shoe store as my kids wanted to take me out of town to eat and do some shopping. ( my kids and grandkids dont live in sheldon any longer) but as a past, retired old timer it is sad to see all these other people from outside sheldon working in sheldon when I believe we have capable people to do the jobs at hand. I am tired – time for bed…I have to walk in the morning. Hire LOCAL!!