The Things That Endure
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This paper explains that the author is fascinated with the empty buildings of her childhood, whose businesses have long since gone, never to be seen again. Next, the author describes the day that the old Wal-Mart closed, the opening day and skating at the Hollywood Connection that was built on the old Wal-Mart site, the new Super Wal-Mart store that was built next to the old one and the Tractor Supply Store that replaced the Hollywood Connection. The paper concludes that the once new Wal-Mart, which is not as glossy but is still there, is a testimony to the things that endure --- along with her memories.
From the Paper:"The ghosts would not have had much time to sink in; however, as construction on the old Wal-Mart building began the very next day. My pre-teen eyes twinkled with wonder as I watched them add another level to the building, and paint that top level purple. A large sign materialized outside of the building, an intriguing sign in black and white that read, "Hollywood Connection." Soon, there were movie listings beneath that sign. After that was another colorful list, containing the words "Go Karts" and "Lazar Tag." As a young child, I was fascinated. I swallowed my childish eagerness in an attempt to hide from my mother my true, pressing desire to see the place, to go in the instant it was finished and determine what kind of a magical world it would be for me and my friends. I was filled with half anticipation and half worry that my mother would not let me go in once it was finished, that she would deem it unsafe for me, something that had crushed my hopes far too many times before.
"As the Hollywood Connection transformed, so did the new Wal-Mart. Completed before the closing of the old store, the Super Wal-Mart seemed to be covered in a kind of gloss, a shiny glaze."
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