THE BRIGHT SIDE
Santa Claus and his sturdy ‘Trumpian’ wall. Mr. Andy Loughlin, the guy who allegedly makes his fortune sending American businesses to China, one after another, has a place at the southern crook of Wrigley Drive (right on that road that people take at high speeds to pass cars going south on Lake Shore Drive that they think are driving too slowly). His lakeshore home has a wall running east and west, broken in the center to allow for the lakeshore path. The western side of the hand laid wall runs from the path down to the edge of the lake. It’s about four feet high and heavily mortared. At least it was. Just prior to the 4th of July celebration this year two cars; one after another, hit the wall and went right on through. The police are not saying whether drinking was involved…or maybe just a couple of disgruntled American’s who lost their jobs.
Expect a miracle. Well, not anymore.
“Expect” is gone, and a regular wealthy lake shore homeowner has bought the place, and removed all the encouraging and uplifting writing on the fence along the path. The quotes are gone, the bell is gone, the book is gone, and the heart has gone out of the place, too. But then, death is a part of life, so “Expect a Miracle” that delightful spot of lakeshore land, has retired like Puff the Magic Dragon, when his green scales fell like rain and he retired into that cold dark cave. The new owners are from Chicago and don’t hold much with that ‘expect a miracle’ kind of stuff, they appear to be more in favor of expect an inheritance, or a dividend. If you pass this formerly magical property, don’t avert your eyes. Turn your head slightly, nod, and remember its former magnificence and that of the wonderful woman who owned and ran that place.
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