"I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is...He knows how perceptive hs is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability -- the extraordinary, uncanny ability -- to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them, and make sense out of them, and I think he has never been really challenged intellectually." --Valerie Jarret
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Baar's Five and Dime, 1260 W. 103rd St, Chicago in December 1945
Pretty well stocked considering the times.
Christmas time means hard work for anyone in retail. I spent hours mopping and scrapping gum off the floors.
Amazed at anyone thinks Chicago should forgo Walmart; instead hoping little stores like my Grandfather's will return and prosper.