Giving Thanks For Owens Grocery
Organized by: Grant Owens
My wife and I bought 500 worth of groceries. We marked the items and put them on the shelves. $500 worth of groceries looked like nothing was on the shelves and the customers would have little to choose from. So we went back to the bank to extend the line of credit. The bank director called across the street to the wholesaler, saying let Owens have what ever he needs to fill the shelves. Initially, we were a cash and carry, but as business improved, we allowed the customers to buy on credit. Probably, about year twelve, we posted a sign that read, "credit makes enemies, so let's be friends."
As times changed so did the customer, the wholesaler, and product, but we've been one constant in the community for over 50 years. We were not the first grocery store here, but we have been the staple in an unstable time. Now days, we sell more penny candy and offer food for the spirit as opposed to food for the stomach. Now days, around here, the youth don't have as many examples of entrepreneurs as they did thirty or forty years ago. The old timers like us are gone and their businesses are gone too. Between then and now, we still encourage the youth in everyday like skills from counting money to common courtesies to proper attire. We still offer life lessons and a helping hand to all. We are still here doing what ever needs to be done.
We are still here, and we appreciate you for appreciating us, this Thanksgiving season.
Friends in Christ,
Grant & Joyce Owens