I don’t know how long John and Darlene were in business. I don’t know how long they have been closed. I don’t even know who they are. All I know is that when I bummed around Wolcott looking for somewhere to eat, I happened upon this depressing sign scotch-taped to the window.
This is why I do what I do. People are finding and reading little Indiana (amazingly enough) – hopefully they are also VISITING little Indiana (or their equivalent) so things like this can stop happening. You think the recession is hard in the big cities? You don’t even know how bad it is in a small town.
Personally, I know there are many people in my area who have lost their job. Businesses keep closing all over little Indiana and it is heart-breaking. But, it isn’t all bad. We are all pulling a little closer together as a community, spending more time together instead of at the mall.
The next time you are toodling down I-65 or just passing through and are hungry – well, isn’t it about time you stopped hitting places with golden arches and fast food windows and instead discover the little places around your area?