5 days ago
Sunday, August 13, 2006
So I am watching the night news on a local station, and they show a building being demolished in the nearby city of Wilkes Barre. As I am watching a construction worker bring down the building with a back-hoe, the news anchor says that it's a Planters building being demolished because it hasn't been used in a while. Then the anchor goes on to say that Planters was founded in 1906 in Wilkes Barre. So I go to the Planters website and sure enough the news report is right. It was founded there by two Italian immigrants. What I wonder is why wouldn't a company as big as Planters invest a little money and turn the building into a museum to celebrate their roots. This would have been good for both Planters and Wilkes Barre which is racked with drug related violence. I guess there is no sense of history in big business. Somehow I am not surprised.
Posted by Stan Yann at 11:33 PM
Monday, August 07, 2006
It is August and I have not posted anything since the middle of July. One reason for this is pure laziness that, I believe, was induced by the almost 100 degree heat we have been enjoying. And I can't think of another reason right now. Not to mention the fact that there hasn't been anything of great interest to comment on recently. So here I sit in my ignorance.
Posted by Stan Yann at 2:10 PM