Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Closing Doors of Closing Stores

Each day when I'm out and about, I'm stunned by the ever-increasing flood of businesses that have gone belly-up.

As the economy continues to spiral downward, I'm going to take a moment each day on a brand new blog, Whitewashed Windows and Vacant Stores, and say farewell to a local Louisville-area establishment that's gone the way of Carthage. Reading the blog may turn out to be as repetitively depressing as, say, being slapped with a wet oven mitt each morning, but you know, I just do what the little voices in my head tell me to do.

It's all grist for my someday-to-be-published 15-volume book What Used To Be Where Back In The Day; start reserving your copies now.


Brett Jamison Thacker said...

Yes, I've spent many an hour pondering what used to be where according to my father's stories. For that reason, I can understand why one would chronicle such seemingly trivial things. We must pay homage to the white-washed, nailed up ancestors we passed everyday until we noticed a thriving establishment went dead. Reserving a copy of such a book would be a great honor for me.

DH said...

I'm a sucker for old drive-ins and it saddens me that Kenwood is closed now but I'd love see more about those and other roadside curiosities.

If you DO have a book in the works like you said I want mine YESTERDAY!