lynnw1366 at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 3 07:57:30 EST 2009
> That's interesting, Lynn. The price of food in the supermarket here is
> rising higher and higher--specials are few and unimpressive. Financially,
> things are tough here in Florida. They're closing schools and laying off
> teachers and administrators and custodians, and that's just to try to meet
> this fiscal year's education shortfall. It's the third such cut this year
> for education.
I wonder what other people are seeing. I suspect that the places that had
the biggest 'bubbles' are the ones doing the worst now. We never had any
kind of bubble, and have been in a recession for years, so a recession in
the larger world is barely noticed here.
We have two supermarkets here, and they are in a price war. There have been
some layoffs at Trucklite, which supplies the auto industry, but on the
other hand, they are revamping the little local 'mall' that had been mostly
shut down for years. They've expanded it (added 2 new stores)...Citifinance
moved into one store, and something I've never heard of, but sounds like a
non-profit group moved into the other. Still a lot of empty space in that
mall, though...even the video store closed.
Tioga Co. PA
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