Road-Tripping and Tower-Tipping

by Gayle Leonard on Thursday, June 26, 2014

We may be delirious from the onset of Midwestern summer heat, but I’m out of my mind with three of my favorite things, all wrapped in one package: water towers, quirky roadside attractions, and the enterprising American entrepreneur.

Britten Leaning Water Tower [click to continue…]

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Isn’t parody supposed to follow reality? Nah, in our modern internetted world, that’s just another old-timey rule we can toss out! Case in point: my internetted world is aflame this […]

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To paraphrase Mark Twain, I didn’t attend this funeral, but I’d like to send this nice note to say I approve of it! This item from the June 13, 1949 […]

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Hooray, it’s water’s very own special day! Last year I spent it ranting and whining, but this year we’re sporting a whole new attitude! While some busy themselves playing the […]

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Pop-ups, Paper Cuts and the Water Cycle

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Love stinks…and wastes for no one!

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