I retired last July and the only thing on my bucket list was to visit Stanton, IA., the community I viewed from a train years ago and seeing the 2 water towers from the train drew me to it. I was not disappointed as I drove around town for two days. For some reason I felt a certain connection with it.Maybe it's because my grandfather (Emil Gustaf Larson) could have ended up there as easily as he could have in Indiana.I was saddened to hear that the coffee pot water tower was coming down. But I later was told by a person I worked with who's father who was from there, (What are the chances of that? Her uncle still lives there. I think the name is Palmquist.) that the tower was going to the museum. I was happy to hear that. I was disappointed that the museum had closed for the season the day before. Thankfully some nice people who were setting up for a 50th anniversary celebration let me look around while they were setting up. I think their name was Spencer or Spicer. Tonight I thought of Stanton due to Griswold being in the news regarding the flooding. I was concerned whether you were OK but then I believe you sit up far enough that hopefully the water ran away from town. I wish you all well from a kindred spirit in Indiana.
P.S. I also enjoyed seeing the books being moved to the new library via the human chain on the news. But I was saddened to hear of the French lady who jumped from the train just a few days after I left. I guess I still have a warm place in my heart for Stanton.