Coming Together in Liberty

Bad Republic

I was in the Liberty Food Lion, yesterday morning, when the power went off. Rather than complain, everybody moved to the registers and got checked out, during the fifteen minutes of emergency power.

Meanwhile, North of Liberty on 421, they’re building a bridge for traffic transiting the Megasite.

During the two months since I’ve been back, I’ve come to love this place. Whereas people in Greensboro are pretty much shut down since COVID, people in Liberty make eye contact, talk and laugh.

I’ve become good friends with many of the employees and managers at Food Lion, where it has become increasing clear how vital the service they provide to Liberty is, lacking any major thoroughfare, with 421 having bypassed the town decades ago.

Next week, I expect to return to a woke work place in Greensboro. As an older white man, I am not hopeful that I will last very…

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