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Posts published in “Year: 2000

Beating the Great Name Game

Essay by Linda Hasselstrom

Modern Life – January 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine

MY FAVORITE GROCERY STORE reminds me of the little town where I grew up. A block from the Cheyenne, Wyoming, capitol building, it’s a miniature community where legislators in three-piece suits jostle the homeless people cashing welfare checks. Clerks call cabs for shoppers, asking about their grandkids, and treat folks with food stamps as politely as they treat lawyers. Local teenagers call it the “ghetto Safeway.”