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Lawrence homeless family inspires country song


¢ "Lawrence" is the title of a track on the new album by counry band Cross Canadian Ragweed. The band's guitarist, Grady Cross, explains the song in the [Herald-Zeitung][1] of New Braunfels, Texas:![][2]"Cody (Canada, the band's lead singer) wrote that after we saw a homeless family sitting on a corner in Lawrence, Kan. The dad was playing the Bob Dylan song, 'Masters of War,' while the mom played a tambourine and they had a baby in a stroller. It was a sad deal. We all left money in their tip jar."¢ Lawrence department store Weaver's, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, is featured in the trade publication [Home Textiles Today][3]. The magazine says Weaver's has managed to "stay relevant and prosper in this small city's 'vibrant' downtown."Perhaps one of its toughest obstacles has been stiff retail competition, which has intensified over the past two decades. Lawrence, home to about 100,000 residents and the University of Kansas, has grown over the past two decades and attracted many major national chains. [1]: http://herald-zeitung.com/story.lasso?ewcd=3e7b8d7e998ae958&-session=HeraldZeitung:40DA3C7A18d4b03BCDmLM33084CB [2]: http://www.flyingwingpromotions.com/images/CrossCanadianRagweed.jpg [3]: http://www.hometextilestoday.com/article/CA6491584.html?desc=topstory


Ragingbear 10 years, 3 months ago


I have 8 other children, All by different daddies, I don't know the last one's naaaamme, Child care services, Took all the others, They don't know I got this one toooo...

audvisartist 10 years, 3 months ago

Ragingbear... I about s**t my pants with those lyrics! LOL

Ragingbear 10 years, 3 months ago

Informed. Try this piece of "information" on for size. I believe I know who these people are. If not, I know many in this case. 99.995% of those cases are exactly as I stated above. Besides, learn to take a joke.

bearded_gnome 10 years, 3 months ago

guess bringin' the stroller worked, do it again next time.

Ragingbear 10 years, 3 months ago

Although I think the wildest thing I ever saw downtown was the cat with a fully functional opposable thumb on both of it's front paws. I am not talking about a polydactyl (6 toes) cat. These were thumbs. It was using them to grab onto things. It had 2 joints like human thumbs. To make matters worse, this cat was a Bengal. One of the most intelligent and mischievous cat breeds.

And no. I am not an authority on everything. Just the stuff I talk about. Go me.

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