Even though my store is all wonderfully romantic and Victorian, it always has an American flag up and visible. I do not and will not sell anything from China in my antique store..not even linens or accessories. Often it would be cheaper and easier to buy import, but I don't...... I only buy food products and produce from the USA....I always look at the country of origin before buying something....I feel very strongly about these things. I was a flight attendant for American Airlines during 911 and was inflight during the tower attacks. I have never been more afraid in my life during that time, nor have I been more proud of the patriotic display afterwards. I wish the feeling the country had then was still prevelant now, only without what we had to go through to get to that point. Instead we have uncertainty and fear regarding the economy and when the war is going to finally end. I have never seen a time when we have literally all been on our own for survival........and have never seen a time when we needed to hold each other tighter than we ever have before. We are so blessed to be in this wonderful country....to have the freedoms and rights we have.....there is not a day that goes by that I am not thankful and grateful for being an American. I challenge you to commit a random act of kindness expecting absolutely nothing in return.......it will do your heart good, and help rebuild our faith.