Getting some great entries for the history project — and Ken Bradbury is getting inspired! Info/entry information on web page. Please send in your stories, talk to people who grew up along the Town Brook, help juice things up! Some sample stories . . .
- One of the local grade schools took a field trip down there. My grandson went and I stopped by since I was the local expert. They started off by giving the kids a whole long list of rules of what they could and couldn’t do. I kept wanting to say, “Hell, it’s a creek. Kids are supposed to play in the creek. If somebody gets hurt then they’ll start making their own rules.”
- If you were a kid who lived along the creek and you wanted to catch crawdads then you had to figure out how to do it without any equipment. Now I suppose you can go to Wal-Mart and buy a crawdad catcher made in China or somewhere. All the fun and imagination is gone.
Thanks to friend of the Town Brook Dr. Jerry Osborne for suggesting and helping to sponsor this contest. And thanks to Our Town Books for gift certificates.