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Letter: We had what you needed right here in Fargo

In response to the April 17th story about Patriot's Day:It was a good story, and I agree with Jim Shaw that the holiday receives little attention locally. I have a granddaughter who graduated from the University of Rhode Island and lives in Crans...

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In response to the April 17th story about Patriot's Day :

It was a good story, and I agree with Jim Shaw that the holiday receives little attention locally. I have a granddaughter who graduated from the University of Rhode Island and lives in Cranston, a suburb of Providence. Nearly every home and building there flies an American flag.

The meat of my letter is that we have stocked many styles of hats, including tricorn ones, for nearly 50 years. They outsell Davy Crockett and pirate hats 20 to 1. We also stock colonial wigs. So, I don't know where Shaw looked, but not obviously our costume store. He said he had to order from Amazon.

The Farmer's Farm inserted in The Forum recently published a story about shopping local in Wishek, N.D. It was a very good story, and the message should apply to every city. Can you imagine how trying it is for a small business to succeed when giants like Sears and Herberger's can't make it?

Gompf operates Gompf Displays in Fargo.

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