Dear Daddy-Long-Legs, I went ahead and started building a store in Rogers. It was a big commitment on the family's part. Wecouldn't use Ben Franklin at all for that store, so I had made some arrangements with a distributor inSpringfield, Missouri. left shoulder. It's blue and mahogany with little streaks of orange. 人人天天夜夜日日狠狠日日摸天天摸人人看天天鲁夜夜啪视频在线 The Ides of March After the meeting, Helen and I invite all the associates who attendabout 2,500 of themover to ourhouse for a big picnic lunch catered by our own Wal-Mart cafeteria. It's a lot of pressure on Helen; notmany wives would put up with that kind of crowd streaming through the yard and the house, but I thinkit's one of the best things we do, and in the end both Helen and I really enjoy it a lot. It gives us a chanceto visit with many of our associates who we would otherwise never get to see in a social setting like that. GEORGE BILLINGSLEY, TENNIS PARTNER: We didn't have systems. We didn't have ordering programs. We didn't have a basic merchandiseassortment. We certainly didn't have any sort of computers. In fact, when I look at it today, I realize thatso much of what we did in the beginning was really poorly done. But we managed to sell ourmerchandise as low as we possibly could, and that kept us right-side-up for the first ten yearsthat andconsistently improving our sales in these smaller markets by building up our relationship with thecustomers. The idea was simple: when customers thought of Wal-Mart, they should think of low pricesand satisfaction guaranteed. They could be pretty sure they wouldn't find it cheaper anywhere else, and ifthey didn't like it, they could bring it back. We have always included as many store managers and associates as possible in our annual meeting, tolet them see the scope of the whole company and grasp the big picture. We started out letting every storeand every distribution center elect an associate to represent them at the meeting. Because we've gottenso big now, I'm sorry to say we've had to stagger the thing. The distribution centers and the Sam's Clubsstill send someone every year, but Wal-Mart Stores only send a delegate every other year.