The Wilfred family was known for their chain of grocery stores from cities to small towns in southwestern Virginia. The chain’s claim to fame was favorable deals with farmers for fresh meats and produce at prices that were affordable to customers. Their initial catchphrase was “food so fresh you’d think you were in the farmer’s garden”. Years later it would be changed to a shorter version – “fresh from the farmer’s yard to your table”.
The patriarch and head of the business, Peter, passed away 10 years ago – leaving a trail of chaos from the business to the family. It would be the family end that caused the most trouble, separating siblings, Felicia, Kach, and Monica like oil and water. The disagreement began with who should run the business after Peter passed away. Then it was about how to deal with the mounting debt Peter had with the business. And when the company went belly up, fault was passed around along with hurtful comments and insults about issues so personal, they won’t be included here. Continue reading “A Thanksgiving Narrative”