Just about every day I drive down Avalon. Yesterday I noticed something was different. Something that had been there was no longer there. It was gone. And it wasn’t something as small as a mailbox or a stop sign. No… it was bigger. In fact it was something huge. It was a landmark that had been there for years. It was at least four or five stories tall. It was a water tower!
It was on the corner of Avalon where I turn to go to the football practice field. The place where I coached the 7th & 8th Grade Middle School football team last fall. That means for August through November I turned right by that water tower five days a week. Then at some point after that it was taken down.
So when I realized yesterday (May 15, 2007) that it was no longer there, I was shocked. Then it got worse when I was told they took it down last fall. LAST FALL! (Update: I have found out it was removed in December of 2006.).
How could I have missed that happening? There’s no way they did it in one day or on a weekend. It had to have taken at least a week… right? So how could something so huge… so big… so obvioius to everyone else have been missed by me until months AFTER it was taken down? I don’t know…
If you have an idea of how I missed it, tell me either at church… by email… phone call… or someway because I think I may be slipping.