March 17th, 2009

Black rose

Signs of the Times

Driving in to work this morning, I tuned the Sirius to Bruce Springsteen singing, "My Hometown."

Now Main Street's whitewashed windows and vacant stores
Seems like there ain't nobody wants to come down here no more
They're closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks
Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain't coming back to your

Those lines were playing as we drove down Main Street in Newmanstown and I noted the "Public Auction" sign in a few front yards.

Scary times.