My husband and I have a saying for every time we find ourselves in a busy restaurant or waiting in a long check-out line: “Just think how crowded it would be if there wasn’t a recession!”Aren’t consumers supposed to be spending less and staying home more? This spring, I could barely squeeze my Jeep past all the cars parked in front of the nursery in my neighborhood. The economy is bad; people have lost their jobs; who’s got money for geraniums? My thoughts were similar when I ...

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