Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Haddam, Connecticut's lawn mower weather vane: The mower the merrier!

Haddam, Connecticut is known more for its well-moneyed New England charm than for eccentric roadside attractions, but I passed a humdinger on my way to the Goodspeed Opera House for a Sunday matinee performance of "42nd Street" with my Mom. Alan's Small Engine Service has a tractor mower/chainsaw weather vane on their roof that's a marvel of eccentric engineering. It's colossal...it's stupendous...it's...on their roof? How did they manage that? Who knows? But as Robert Kennedy would say, "There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?" Why not indeed.

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