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Around the Square
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 • Posted September 24, 2008

Make up.

We all use it.

One way or another.

We make up our face.

We make up our minds.

Make up the bed.

Maybe make up an excuse.

Or make up the difference.

And sometimes we have to make up for lost time.

Some of us make up a story to entertain.

Or a story to put the kiddos to sleep.

Some of us make up our lives as we go along.

We change our hair.

Our furniture.

Our house.

We change jobs.


Even partners.

Or we kiss and make up.

We make up businesses.

Creating something out of nothing.

A wonderfully hard thing to do.

Like jumping off a cliff.


Hopefully never to hit rock bottom.

Small businesses make up Mason.

Rancher and realtor.

Farmer and lawyer.

Shopkeeper and surveyor.

Hog catcher and brush clearer.

Mechanic and nurse.

Plumber and hairdresser.

Feed store proprietor.

Welder and restaurant owner.

Gardener and road builder.

Seamstress and bootmaker.

Banker and babysitter.

Antique dealer.

Roper and roofer.

Fence builder and framemaker.

Sign maker and monogrammer.

Body shop repair.

Carpenter and candlemaker.

Florist and fruit seller.

Painter and well equipper.



And undertaker.

A town independently owned and operated.

That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is an author, poet, and real estate broker on the square.

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