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Give Me an R! 011期 排列三 杀组合 Give Me an R! Then one day my close friend and longtime tennis buddy here in Bentonville, George Billingsley, calledme up and asked me to join him on a canoe trip down the Spring River. He said he was bringing along anold friend named Lou Pritchett, who was a vice president with P&G at the time, and who wanted to meetme and talk about some things relating to our two companies. So I went along, and it turned out to be themost productive float trip I ever took with George. Dad never had the kind of ambition or confidence to build much of a business on his own, and he didn'tbelieve in taking on debt. When I was growing up, he had all sorts of jobs. He was a banker and afarmer and a farm-loan appraiser, and an agent for both insurance and real estate. For a few months,early in the Depression, he was out of work altogether, and eventually he went to work for his brother'sWalton Mortgage Co., which was an agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance. Dad became the guy whohad to service Metropolitan's old farm loans, most of which were in default. In twenty-nine and thirty andthirty-one, he had to repossess hundreds of farms from wonderful people whose families had owned theland forever. I traveled with him some, and it was tragic, and really hard on Dad too but he tried to do itin a way that left those farmers with as much of their self-respect as he could. All of this must have madean impression on me as a kid, although I don't ever remember saying anything to myself like "I'll never bepoor."We never thought of ourselves as poor, although we certainly didn't have much of what you'd calldisposable income lying around, and we did what we could to raise a dollar here and there. For example,my mother, Nan Walton, got the idea during the Depression to start a little milk business. I'd get up earlyin the morning and milk the cows, Mother would prepare and bottle the milk, and I'd deliver it afterfootball practice in the afternoons. We had ten or twelve customers, who paid ten cents a gallon. Best ofall, Mother would skim the cream and make ice cream, and it's a wonder I wasn't known as Fat SamWalton in those days from all the ice cream I ate. I think a powerful sense of needing to take off to the next town or the next store when I'm ready, withoutwasting any time waiting on somebody else, is probably the main reason I never was able to work realwell with pilots. It seemed like they were never ready to go when I was. Anyway, I love the flying, thechallenge of finding my way all over the country, evaluating the weather and making the instrumentapproaches and doing everything myself. But even more than that, I love the independence of being ableto go where I want to, when I want toin a hurry. Plus, I always like to see people working, and thenature of a corporate pilot's job includes a lot of downtime. So, when we first got a few pilots aroundhere I conceived this brilliant idea: "Okay, guys," I said. "If you want to fly airplanes, I want you to gointo the stores and check on our in-stock positions in all our departments when you aren't flying." It madeperfect sense to me. They needed to learn more about the business, they would be helping us, and theycould have had some fun with it. My idea lasted about three months and provoked all kinds of grumbling. The gentleman in whose family he so long resided says of him, in a recent letter to the writer, 鈥淚 would trust him, as the saying is, with untold gold.鈥? 5 Of your own free will have you transgressed through your desire for divinity, greatness, and an exalted state, such as I have; so that I deprived you of the bright nature in which you then were, and I made you come out of the garden to this land, rough and full of trouble. Give Me an R! This is a funny thing to do, this looking back on your life trying to figure out how all the pieces cametogether. I guess anybody would find it a little strange, but it's really odd for somebody like me becauseI've never been a very reflective fellow, never been one to dwell in the past. If I had to single out oneelement in my life that has made a difference for me, it would be a passion to compete. That passion haspretty much kept me on the go, lookingahead to the next store visit, or the next store opening, or thenext merchandising item I personally wanted to promote out in those storeslike a minnow bucket or aThermos bottle or a mattress pad or a big bag of candy.