Sunday, March 29, 2015
Creepy Times in Sleepy Town
Indiana: you've stepped in it again. You'd think our neighbors would lie low for awhile after everyone was reminded that Indiana staged the last lynching. But no.
Until now, probably the first thought I had about Indiana was that it was boring. I know there are islands of interest like beautiful Bloomington or architectural Columbus, but the rest? Pretty lame.
I got to see the state on a trip to Huntington. Never heard of it? Neither had I. My man at the time was a structural engineer and avid bridge fan. He loved studying bridge construction around the world. So, when he discovered, in one of his journals, that a bridge was for sale for $1 in Huntington, Indiana, he decided it was worth a visit.
The catch, of course, was that the new owner would have to pay for repairs and upkeep. It was the sleepy little town's entry into the big business of privatization. They couldn't have known then that they were just years ahead in this national trend.
Gerry didn't buy the bridge. And, we didn't see the billionaires who were creeping up behind us.