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Mike Creger: These words made in USA

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Ms. Cringle and I made a pact this holiday season. No presents from China. She added another caveat: no chain stores either.

Easy, I said, for last year I purchased most of my gifts in Lake County.


Of course, the hard part is China. The pact was hatched as we recently flew to San Francisco. We realized a sort of dilemma while walking through Chinatown. Could we get something there and remain in the bounds of our promise?

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