I only know that shortly after 6 when I looked at it it was not there! I thought perhaps the mother had inadvertently pushed a series of buttons to turn off the clock. (She's very good at that.) But no. She seemed faultless on this count as soon after, the channel display appeared and locked.
A few seconds later, the television rapidly flipped through the last two channel changes I'd tried to make. What the hell? Maybe it's haunted. More likely, it's something those idiots at Charter are doing. We really do need to switch.
But speaking of haunted, there is this lovely old building in the middle of what had to have once been a bustling downtown East St. Louis. (It's now a ghetto.) Looks like an old theater. There's also a pretty building beside it.
I've been noticing it for years since my daily path usually takes within view of it, but from a distance. After getting a more close-up view of it last night (one of several times in the past few weeks due to the bus route detouring) I finally decided to do a little research on it.
Turns out it is an old theater, the Majestic. And man, it must have been. Check this out from its glory days. Just like the postcard says, it was a million-dollar venue when it opened in 1928.
Pretty cool, eh? But then I found this slideshow on Flickr. Not so cool. It made my heart sink. You know how I am about old buildings. Make sure you go through the whole Majestic collection. There's also some nice shots of the Murphy building next door. Gorgeous!
And crumbling. Those photos were taken more than three years ago. Makes me shudder to think about how much farther into ruin this glorious old building has slipped since then. And then there's the lovely little bast*rds putting graffiti all over it. Yeah, paint over it you little turds!
Why don't you try to see someone about painting the INSIDE instead and do something to preserve and promote your heritage instead of destroying priceless history?