February 14, 2010

Greetings from Lafayette, Indiana.

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14 comments:

rhhardin said...

You got Ohio's sunshine.

HKatz said...

The third photo brings to mind statues/busts from the Muppets. I expect them to start talking among themselves and then break into a barbershop quartet song with Kermit.

EDH said...

Too bad for R. Dean Taylor that Bill Delahunt wasn't the DA in Indiana...

Indiana Wants Me

If a man ever needed dyin' he did
No one had the right to say what he said about you
And it's so cold and lonely here without you
Out there the laws are coming
I'm scared and so tired of running

Indiana wants me, Lord I can't go back there
Indiana wants me, Lord I can't go back there
I wish I had you, to talk to

It hurts to see the man that I've become
And to know I'll never see the morning sunshine on the land
I'll never see your smiling face, or touch your hand
If just once more I could see
You, our home, and our little baby

Indiana wants me, Lord I can't go back there
Indiana wants me, Lord I can't go back there, oh

I wish I had you, to talk to

I hope this letter finds its way to you
Forgive me love for the shame I put you through
And all the tears
Hang on love to the memories of those happy years
Red lights are flashin' around me
Yea love it looks like they found me

Indiana wants me, Lord I can't go back there
("This is the police, you are surrounded, give yourself up")
Indiana wants me, Lord I can't go back there
("This is the police, give yourself up, you are surrounded")
Indiana wants me, Lord I can't go back there
("This is DA Delahunt, you can go home now, your file is lost and all is forgiven")

edutcher said...

It's sunny in The Hoosier State? All the weather shows is snow showers for 10 days over here.

Proving once again not only that everybody loves a lover, but God loves Meadhouse.

HKatz said...

The third photo brings to mind statues/busts from the Muppets. I expect them to start talking among themselves and then break into a barbershop quartet song with Kermit.

Either that or the theme song.

The Crack Emcee said...

That third one caught my eye as well.

A really nice shot.

Diane Wilson said...

Ahh, that brings back the memories. I got divorced in that courthouse.

wv: lograchi - Reminder to pick up more grachi.

Ralph L said...

Did you announce "Lafayette, we are here!" when you arrived, in imitation of Pershing?

According to family legend, my g-g-grandmother's brother went to Paris to study medicine in the 1820's and got an introduction to Lafayette on the strength of his last name, Washington (5th cousin of George). My late uncle had silhouettes of both of them that had been made by David and a stockpin with a miniature of George that Laf. had given him.

Meade said...

"That third one caught my eye as well. "

L to R: George Rogers Clark, George Washington, Tecumseh

Ari Tai said...

Anyone know the history of these buildings? Are they WPA creations? Are there any artists left on the public payroll that would do a stiring rendition of the founders today?

Is there a Carnegie library in town? Seems we have very little of substance that lasts generations. Maybe we can find it in these smaller communities.

Very nice. Thank you for all these pictures. You've a wonderful eye.

traditionalguy said...

Tecumseh must have made a big impression around there. They say that General Sherman was named for Tecumseh the warrior, and that William was added later.

Ralph L said...

The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought near the town in 1811 against Tecumseh's Indian confederation. It's curious that he gets a head but not Harrison.

I'm guessing the building dates to before WWI, when farm income reached a peak in the US. Very well done, especially for a not very big county.

Added: Wiki says 1881. Quite a mix of styles: Tippe

Ann Althouse said...

I have a photo of a mural of Harrison that I'll put up soon.

PatCA said...

Did you tell us why you picked Lafayette for your second date? Half way in between?

Haruto said...

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