Dollar Tree was the closest we had to a grocery store. We bought eggs, milk, and peanut butter to get through the month. On good tip weeks, Mama drove to the Piggly Wiggly in the next town, purchased 100% beef hotdogs, and Bush’s baked beans. We ate Beans and Franks only on special occasions.
Then city council voted to build a strip mall where the BP once stood. There was room for three businesses, but we only cared for the one advertising the best Franks in town.
Mama slid the crumpled bills across the counter. “Three hotdogs all the way.”
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