Posts Tagged ‘Coal Mining’

Waiting For The Old World To Return

I remember a conversation I had a few years ago that beautifully illustrates what I mean by waiting for life to “get back to normal.” I was talking to a gas-station attendant in a small mountain town about the weak economy and how people in the area were coping.

“How are things in this part of the world?” I asked. “Has business been good here?” With a shrug, the woman behind the counter stopped counting the change in the cash register and looked at me. “Do you really want to know?” she asked.

“Absolutely,” I said with a smile as I handed her my credit card. “I wouldn’t ask if I didn’t.” Continue Reading