Remembering an old friend

  • by: JAMES LILEKS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 13, 2013 - 7:54 PM

When I saw a stump of a metal lamppost, I actually thought: Man, the ash borers are strong this year. Perhaps someone painted orange around the lamppost as a joke, and the crews came along, scratched their heads, shrugged and cut it down. If you ever see someone with orange paint around his kneecaps running in terror from a city worker with a chain saw, you’ll know A) they really do have orders to cut down anything marked orange, and B) their orders include chasing the tree if it attempts to save itself.

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