The heathens of London, which make up the majority of the population here, fail to provide the expected voluntary tithe, in addition to the not so voluntary one which they must provide unless they would prefer to go to jail. Guy Lombardo is no longer revered and that matters to Susan Eagle, the champion of collective memory.
He sold more records than any Canadian, yet the hometown London museum named in his honour isn't exactly a tourism hit.So, unless people voluntarily donate their time and money, the place should just fall into the crack of oblivion. Not so in London, where heritage is a religion which protects potholes and crumbling structures. Supporting the pioneers at the expense of the present "pioneers" and the future "pioneers" is the right thing to do in this city according to certain elected representatives of 'the people'. Public awareness, funded by those not so voluntary offerings, will sustain the otherwise unsustainable. Susan Eagle explains:
Eagle plans to propose a motion at tonight's city council meeting to develop a stronger marketing plan to enhance the museum's visibility in the city and beyond.And the roads continue to crumble as the line-ups for a family doctor grow longer still. On the bright side, the city can request provincial cash to pay for the 401 signs pointing to a destination the majority will continue to drive past.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Posted by Lisa Turner on Tuesday, July 25, 2006