Hopkins, MN: An Empty Shoebox, A Bare Christmas 01/04/2012 09:47 am ET | Updated Mar 05, 2012 hopkins.patch.com "I felt ignorant. There's a lot of things I didn't know." Read more on hopkins.patch.com More: Unemployment The Recession Foreclosure Crisis Minnesota Dispatches The Changing American Dream FOLLOW HUFFPOST facebook twitter Suggest a correction GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost HuffPost HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.