Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Better nip this in the bud--Plaque stolen from Mayberry statue

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Someone stole the plaque from a park statue commemorating "The Andy Griffith Show," the kind of theft that probably never would have happened in the fictional town of Mayberry.

The plaque, bearing the words "a simpler time, a sweeter place," had only been installed in Pullen Park six months ago to mark the bronze statue depicting Sheriff Andy Taylor and his son, Opie, walking off to the fishing hole.

The rectangular plaque and its concrete setting disappeared between 2 p.m. April 28 and noon Monday, when park workers noticed it missing from in front of the life-size Andy and Opie. Whoever dug it up took the time to fill in the hole and cover it with mulch, said police spokesman Jim Sughrue. [...]

Obviously, this is the work of someone who never had a mother figure.

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