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5 Things That Scare Us October 30, 2009

Posted by Wapello Warbler in Small Town Life.
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Halloween

People who live in Louisa County don’t worry about getting mugged in the subway or about someone grabbing their car at a stoplight. However, there are some things that frighten us. In the spirit of the season, here are 5 things that scare those of us who live in small towns.

  1. Deer. What? You don’t think Bambi is scary? You must be from somewhere else. You haven’t seen what he can do to the front of a car.
  2. Choppers. The Iowa boys in the 4077th MASH didn’t like the sound of choppers because it meant incoming wounded. We don’t like them either. The sound of choppers often means someone we know has been seriously injured.
  3. Incessant Rains. The rain is worrisome because the levies haven’t been fully rebuilt. (They were destroyed by the floods of 2008.) The rains are also interfering with the harvest.
  4. For Sale Signs. People who live in small towns don’t like For Sale signs, especially downtown. What small town wants to get smaller? Louisa County is more blessed than most. Our population has been stable for decades.
  5. Lack of Trick-or-Treaters. This is scariest of all. What sort of future would a small town without children have?

So, Halloween night, be glad when the hobgoblins and princesses ring your bell. Just look out for Bambi!

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1. Wapello Warbler - October 31, 2009

10/31/09 This just in: County 99 and I Ave are once again closed due to flooding.


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