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Va. business closes to ‘mourn’ Obama win

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By Elizabeth Harrington

BEDFORD, Va. ( – The six signs posted on Lyons Jewelers in Bedford, Virginia got everyone’s attention on Wednesday.

The signs explained why Lyons Jewelers was not open.

The largest sign told people it was closed to “mourn the loss of the America that our forefathers endowed to us.”

A friend of the owner told R.T. Lyons used his store to vent his frustration with the election results. The owner’s friend said employees were given the day off with pay.



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