I’d like to introduce you to my friend Gary Simmons. His family has owned the Simmons Wright General Store and Cafe in Toomsuba Mississippi since 1885. It was passed down from his great grand father, to his mother, to him. About 15 years ago, a lawyer from the state government came in and told Gary that his store was too close to the street by 20 ft. Apparently, in the 1950’s a new law was passed and the state was just now getting around to enforcing it as they wanted to build a new highway.