現在猫6匹のみ、初めて犬のいない暮らしをしています。ピアノ、英語、フランス語歴は長いですが、数年前からドイツ語勉強し始めました。ブログの名前は“Le Petit Prince 星の王子さま”より

2011-04-18 22:25

This morning l called a liquor shop in this district.
The owner is a widow, her husband passed away at the age of 40 over 25 years ago, but she has continued living in the same house, running the shop and taking care of her in-laws.

The shop used have plenty of customers, but now because of the sluggish economy, and supermarkets selling alcohol, she barely manages to stay in business.

However, many years ago she remodeled it and set out vending machines selling many kinds of beverages to attract people.
When I ordered Japanese Sake to send to some candidates of the local election to show my support for them she told me that nowadays we cannot give them presents, even Sake. They regard the act as an election violation.
It's too bad for her, but the shop used to have better days.