Last fall, we cleared out the horseshoe pits. Shortly thereafter, someone with the park’s department cleared out a lot of the weeds from the adjoining area. It’s possible that the sequential occurrence of these two things was just a coincidence or it’s possible that someone at the park’s department noticed our large scale weeding effort and were inspired to undertake similar acts. Either way, the result is that the area adjoining the horseshoe pit is presently filled with blooming lilies. They were either planted last year or you just couldn’t see them because of the weeds.
The lilies represent a huge improvement over the abundant weeds that used to grow there.
The nature of this progress should speak for itself. What goes around comes around.
––Dean Heagle: President, Margaret Corbin Provisional Horseshoe Pitching League