Today was a version of founders’ day in our little hamlet. The parade goes right past my house, so of course lots of school kids in the parade start calling to me and tossing candy at me. One year a little girl threw a piece of candy halfway to my backyard — sign her up for fast pitch softball! After the parade I strolled about a quarter mile down to the meetinghouse lawn where there was a small craft fair and car show. A crisp fall day in the small town heartland of America. It was like walking around inside a stereotype.