I was in a hailstorm.

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Call CMC

May 9th, 2010



For all your covering-buildings-with-crappy-looking-old-plywood needs.




Saul? Reuben? Mordechai?

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Charlie and Margaret

May 9th, 2010



They let me pitch my tent in a beautiful little pine grove on their property. We were having tea last night when I mentioned that I hadn’t played a guitar since I left New York. Charlie brought over a never-been-used guitar he had sitting around, and I sung them the few songs I know, including Pancho and Lefty, which happens to be one of Charlie’s favorite songs (he recorded me playing it on a little dictaphone). This morning Margaret cooked us breakfast, featuring some eggs from her very own "happy chickens" (although one of her hens has started trying to crow).

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Kofi

May 9th, 2010



He belongs to Curt, the nephew of the folks I stayed with last night. (Curt once rode his bike across the US, with a buddy half of the way and solo the rest.)

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More animals!

May 9th, 2010



Curt also had a little lamb with him.

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Tuley Cemetery

May 9th, 2010



Brought to you by the LaPorte County Pioneer Cemetery Commission

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 9th, 2010



To my wonderful mother and all the others out there, including all my new moms on this trip.

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Funky utility line

May 9th, 2010



Indiana has all kinds of ’em

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The Goetz Clan

May 9th, 2010



From left to right: Chris, Anne, Janelle, and Chris (there are many more family members who weren’t in the kitchen at the time: Chris and Chris have six kids and a bunch of grandchildren). One of Chris’s sons had seen me back down the road a ways and told Chris I was heading his way, so he came out as I was passing by and invited me in to have Mother’s Day lunch with them. He also chased me down after I left to give me a package of home-grown beef sticks. And today’s New York connection: Mom-Chris, whose maiden name is Wyckoff, is, in all likelihood, descended from a fellow Brooklynite.

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Oh

May 9th, 2010



It’s one of those.

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I like this sign!

May 9th, 2010


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And also, apparently, quality doors?

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Jazzercise

May 9th, 2010



People still do this?

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Or "pop" selection, rather.