Spending to much time indoors, in front of screens.

BradleyFarms

Well, started this day off as any other, on the couch. Then went to the computer, checked here for anything new, and some where else, took about 3 to 4 hours of the day. At about 3:30 P.M, took a shower, dressed up, put on a fancy hat and black dress shoes that came from a thrift store about 9 or 10 years ago, boy are those torn and worn!, as back in the day and headed to downtown, carrying a box of about 2 dozen tiger tales. Tripped on the way, the box got wet from the snow, the bottom started to get soggy! Also took a book, that a friend wrote.

 

 

Anyway, made it to downtown, walking in to the first store (travel agency), getting into a conversation, and passing out a few of the donuts. Then to next store (plumbing), the owner also owns the old bowling alley next door, both buildings are for sale and almost labeled as condemned. The owner has been trying to retire and people won't pay their bills! Just going broke. Anyway, he's an old friend, we talked a while and passed out two doughnuts to him. That's where got a box to put the wet box in, as well with about a dozen and a half doughnuts. Made through the rest of the block, which is all vacant. Then across the intersection, to a shop (motor bikes) where the owner is a bit off, not much talk there. Left with one less doughnut. Then to the next shop (print/graphics), the newest one in down town, running 3 years with that title. Run by tight nit family who are all right. Not to nice, not to bad, so far at least. However, more of the modern, business only, or top priority at least, type of store, not much talk there either. The next shop (shoes), also a family owned businesses, however holds the title of oldest standing business, running over 110 years. They are nice people, had a great chat with him. He really appreciated the tiger tale. Well, passed the next two empty stores to get to the one on the corner.

 

Now drugs are a problem here, a store done  road more, was running of not paying their employees, and the owners where far, far away, drugs, also even though they never got tried for it, trafficking. A store got closed 8 years ago for having it's own lab. Anyway, this shop (Computer repair) on the corner, has been shady as well. All ways smells of smoke in there and their free range hearing of profanity, get's pretty descriptive in there sometimes.  Anyway, he seemed in a great mood, had a dodgy small talk, and left with one less doughnut. Was planning on going down to the next block, but was running low on tiger tales, and besides, not much down there, lot's of lawyers offices. So to the other side of the street. Furniture store. Also run by a family, family's cheaper. They are all right, some general small talk, they are just a little odd, sometimes, sometimes a lot.

Anyway, pass a cheap Chinese restaurant,to a chiropractic office, run by a person from the middle east, met with Mohammad Ali, nice but strange fellow. Nothing more then the normal greeting and chat, a simple wave. Dropped off some of the tiger tales with the secretaries. Then passed a struggling coffee shop, to a pregnant helping center. Three smiling women there, all very happy. Went in there, they looked as if ready to hear some special news. Got into some nice conversation there, first timing being in there, new people, swapped names and smiles. Nice to have here. Then to the next shop, paint. Another long standing bushiness as well with the one next door. The old couple was there, old friends as well. Nice people, they do seem to be hiding something, personally believe, "liking children more then normal" but a well, it might not be true. Hope not! Always good to see them, loved the doughnuts, nice chat to.

 

 

Next store, quilting, went as normal. Talked a bit, offered doughnuts to those working, to be surprised when she said that she was the only one working! Was not pleasant at all to hear. Left there with no doughnuts. Went to the next store, one on the corner, run by a local church. Wondering if anymore raspberry jam had come in. She said no, shipment's late. Ah, well try tomorrow. Then to the bakery, just across the intersection and then two more doors down. Passed a thrift store where the items are free to those less fortunate. Then an insurance company.

 

The bakery had a great day, only one doughnut remained for sale. Which is great, the last two days where poor, and  about a month ago one of their bakers husbands got ran over, or was it murder? Anyway, that put her out of commission. No new brownies for a while. Their main store front cooler brook about 3 to 2 months ago, hasn't been replaced. To top that off, the window cleaners that come from the city don't clean the windows in the winter. That's where the doughnuts came from, someone ordered 2 dozen tiger tales for yesterday. They made them, however who ever ordered didn't pick them up. They make them fresh, not supposed to sell them next day, rather then through them out, they gave them to local businesses. Anyway, got to the bakery, said hi to the owner, talked to the normal worker, nice chat. Was just about to settle in for a read with some tasty apple cider. When get called to play cards with an old lady, also a regular to the bakery's seating area. Can watch the traffic go by. We've been playing a quarter a game for about 2 years, maybe 3, know each other much longer though. After all theses years we are about a quarter apart. Played five games, great time. She left early, got some reading in, left before closing to, paying a good night, to that one worker, then headed of to that Coffee shop.

 

Some sickness has been going around, the owner of the coffee shop, the old lady, and a few others have been sick. At the coffee shop, was one of the coolest old man in town, or "city". He has been all around the world and as a preacher for an Indian tribe in Montana, all sorts of great stories he has. He was doing his laundry there, he still works to! The owner, an ex military sniper, specialist was looking horrible with the sickness. Still alright with chatting though, another great conversation. Also, another great homemade quech and soup. Heard some more stories and got some more cards in with the old man. Got a ride back home and got home around 8:30. That elderly couple was there, they ate out. Been living in the basement for a while, there's still a place to live in on the second story,been like that for a couple months. Over all a great day. But what really hit, especially being dressed up as if in the fifties, well, felt great to be alive this day, feeling apart of real and living community.

 

Something that seems feelting, fading away with out notice.

destroyer8470

What a incredible story

BradleyFarms

How much do you want in the abridged story? #3

PART OF THE STORY:

The end makes more sense when some more information is shared. The shoe and paint store as well as another one in town are thinking about closing, seems as well that no youth want to take over any of the family business. It's dying, a really old. but very lively way of life is dying, fading.

BradleyFarms

Thank you, it's the town's. #1

BradleyFarms

Sorry this was posted in General Chess Discussion. Accident*

Chesserroo2

I read the first 10 lines before one of the longer sentences prompted me to scroll and see how long the paragraph was. I'm sure it was an interesting read to those who finished it. Maybe breaking it up into paragraphs would make it easier for people to scan where it is going.

BradleyFarms

Alright, thanks. #9

BradleyFarms

In a way, thanks. #7

BradleyFarms

That, would be a fairy tale. #11 Didn't mentchen this up there, but that insurance store next to the bakery has had a few scandals revealed, it would be completely honest to state how nothing good has happened here. Well that might be a little over stated.

ryanbansal0530

Hi

ChessMugil

Cool.

BradleyFarms

Hello, thanks for reading. #13. As well to #2, #3, #8, #14.

BradleyFarms

Thanks, #14.

BradleyFarms

It, was a dark and stormy night. The owner, disgusted with the ugly litter. Throws the pups from the second story apartment window, where they get ran over from a passing truck. "Fiction" #15

BradleyFarms

Ah, whoops. Yes, that is a great ending! #19

TurtleLvr69

But it was all a dream. Who would want to go outside? I've everything I need indoors.

BradleyFarms

Until that's all there is, just the indoors. Also, probably not a dream. #21

BradleyFarms

Thanks. Alright. #23

TurtleLvr69

Pretty soon the outside is going to be obsolete. Vertical farming is having some nice advances right now.

BradleyFarms

What's vertical farming? #25