The Corporate Snuffing of Mom and Pop

My father was an Automobile Dealer.  Over the years he owned several different stores but none were more beloved than the first location he purchased in the mid seventies.  Despite the growth of his dealerships volume when you walked into his flagship store you felt its personality.  The fact that he was ever present certainly contributed to the "family" atmosphere that existed but it was more than that.  In the last few years of the stores operation I observed my father and how he interacted with customers and employees....more