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12 Days Of South Milwaukee Christmas: Local Chains (Especially Ace Hardware)

I try and shop local whenever I can for Christmas … and sometimes that means a local chain.

My favorite? Ace Hardware. It truly is the “helpful hardware place,” with customer service that you simply can’t get at the big-box home improvement stores, Walmart, etc. 58 more words

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Whistling Vivaldi: Listening to Dr. Claude Steele

One of the books I read as a pre-teen was Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin. Published in 1961, the author describes how, with the help of a doctor, he temporarily darkened the color of his skin to “pass” as a black man, and traveled throughout the segregated South keeping a journal of his experiences. 852 more words


Main event -Grenada War Memorial and Games

Wednesday, December 10
Prickly Bay, Grenada

We started the day as every other then had cereal for breakfast. I worked on the blog, then we decided to rent a cab to go to the Grenada War Memorial and run a few other errands. 594 more words


30 Stores That Refuse To Stay Open On Thanksgiving!

If you were thinking about doing some shopping on Thursday before or after scarfing down all that turkey think again because some of  your favorite stores will be closed.   324 more words


Customer Service: Loyal Forever

One simple act of thoughtfulness committed me to ACE Hardware forever.

Sunday morning, nearly 25 years ago, I discovered our kitchen faucet dripping uncontrollably into the dark spaces below our sink. 607 more words


How to Survive a Business Interruption

On Sunday, August 28, 2005, business owners in New Orleans closed up shop for the day, unaware they’d be closing for a very long time. And some, forever. 482 more words

Black Friday Ads are trickling in!

Visit Howtoqpon.com often for Black Friday Ads. We will post as they become available.


     Ace Hardware Black Friday Ad
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