I’ve been traveling between Stevens Point and Marshfield on a nearly daily basis for the past three weeks, visiting my earlier-than-expected newborn son at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital. A boring drive, because it seems endless, I picked up on a trend for many of those residing on Highway 10 between the two cities.
“Trend” might not be the right work, though. “Requirement” might be more appropriate.
Apparently, in order to live on the highway, I’ve determined people are required to own black wooden cutouts of people or animals, and they must place them somewhere on their front yard for all those who drive past to see.
Most of these wooden cutouts are in the shape of a human waving, although there are a few others like a child perched on top of a mailbox, a moose and a buffalo.
My wife and I have counted 10 of these cutouts, and we have debated endlessly about why anybody would place them in their yard.