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Empty houses and MennonitesPosted Monday, March 1, 2010, at 8:38 AM
A couple of thoughts which popped into my mind Sunday:
* An area of U.S. 41-A from just before the west end of Shipman's Creek Road to Davis Hill seems sort of surreal these days.
You'll see several empty houses, which have been unoccupied for months, and empty lots where homes once were.
Eventually, if the state ever gets around to it, the landscape will change and a four-lane highway will fill those areas. For now, it looks as if a whole group of people had just picked up their stuff and walked away.
* Remember the Mennonites? Up to a couple of years ago or so, they'd stop by businesses across Shelbyville weekly with loads of fresh-baked bread and goodies. The Times-Gazette crew stayed well-fed on their products.
Their black cars, women in gingham dresses and men in black hats were familiar sights around town.
Good folks. Too bad they're gone.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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