4.30.2007

"Se la Pietra Sapesse Parlare"

I did drive over to Barre this evening to see this film. The Labor Hall was packed, mostly with older folks that could remember some of the earlier times depicted in the film, but there were a smattering of all ages in attendance. When the film covered well-known local characters and events the crowd would twitter in recognition. Barre's kind of hurting (depressed downtown, major crime and drug issues, no money, etc.) but it was nice to be in a place with a real palpable sense of local history, if only for an evening.

The Labor Hall is looking for volunteers and maybe I'll contact them to see what opportunities exist, it might be interesting to spend time poking through the archives... anarchism, socialism, etc., themes that appeal to me, and it would put my fancy (and kind of useless) BA to some use.

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