"On the spot where they landed they built a church, taking for their plan the church at Petrae, and in it they reverently deposited the martyr's bones and called the church and place St. Andrews. I should like to have written that, and I did try, but I couldn鈥檛. I didn鈥檛 quite like the last line, and tried to mend it, but I couldn鈥檛.鈥? 12094超级大乐透 Tom turned and walked into the house. This is hard to believe, but it's true: in my whole life I never played in a losing football game. I certainlycan't take much of the credit for that, and, in fact, there was definitely some luck involved. I was sick orinjured for a couple of games that we wouldn't have won with or without meso I dodged the bullet on afew losses that I could have played in. But I think that record had an important effect on me. It taught meto expect to win, to go into tough challenges always planning to come out victorious. Later on in life, Ithink Kmart, or whatever competition we were facing, just becameJeffCityHigh School, the team weplayed for the state championship in 1935. It never occurred to me that I might lose; to me, it was almostas if I had a right to win. Thinking like that often seems to turn into sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy. BOB THORNTON: An American original, Sam Walton embodies the entrepreneurial spirit and epitomizes the Americandream. Concern for his employees, a commitment to his community, and a desire to make a differencehave been the hallmarks of his career. By sponsoring scholarships for Latin America, he has also workedto bring peoples closer together and to share with others the American ideals he so well represents. Adevoted family man, business leader, and statesman for democracy, Sam Walton demonstrates thevirtues of faith, hope and hard work. America honors this captain of commerce, as successful in life as inbusiness. 鈥淢y good Fortinbras,鈥?said Corinna, 鈥測ou have your work cut out for you.鈥? The prospect of Alethea seeing much of Ernest was a serious matter. Christina smelt mischief from afar, as indeed she often did. Alethea was worldly 鈥?as worldly, that is to say, as a sister of Theobald鈥檚 could be. In her letter to Theobald she had said she knew how much of his and Christina鈥檚 thoughts were taken up with anxiety for the boy鈥檚 welfare. Alethea had thought this handsome enough, but Christina had wanted something better and stronger. 鈥淗ow can she know how much we think of our darling?鈥?she had exclaimed, when Theobald showed her his sister鈥檚 letter. 鈥淚 think, my dear, Alethea would understand these things better if she had children of her own.鈥?The least that would have satisfied Christina was to have been told that there never yet had been any parents comparable to Theobald and herself. She did not feel easy that an alliance of some kind would not grow up between aunt and nephew, and neither she nor Theobald wanted Ernest to have any allies. Joey and Charlotte were quite as many allies as were good for him. After all, however, if Alethea chose to go and live at Roughborough, they could not well stop her, and must make the best of it. "I loved it. So many times we overcomplicate this business. You can take computer reports, velocityreports, any kind of reports you want to and go lay out your counters by computer. But if you simplythink like a customer, you will do a better job of merchandise presentation and selection than any otherway. It's not always easy. To think like a customer, you have to think about details. Whoever said 'retailis detail' is absolutely 100 percent right. On the other hand it's simple. If the customers are the bosses, allyou have to do is please them."I couldn't agree with David more. Everything we've done since we started Wal-Mart has been devotedto this idea that the customer is our boss. The controversies it has led us into have surprised me, butthey've been easy to live with because we have never doubted our philosophy that the customer comesahead of everything else.