Sunday, May 1, 2011

goodbye, hometown

The town I was born in--Cairo, Illinois--has, over the years and despite its decline in the 30 years since I left, continued to pop up on the radar here and there. Referenced in works like Twain's Huck Finn, Vonnegut's Deadeye Dick and Neil Gaiman's American Gods, this little town of which I have such fond childhood memories may finally be on the verge of total collapse due to the recent Midwest flooding. I haven't been there in years, but I'm still a little sad to see it facing disaster.

1 comment:

  1. Remember you running through Grandma's dining room - telling jokes. Always the comic - son of Cairo. "A Long Way from Chicago" - Richard Peck.