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Around the Square
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 • Posted April 10, 2013

April showers bring May flowers.

And we actually had them.

April showers.

Two inches worth in some places.

And hopefully more to come.

And more flowers.

Spring.

Renewal.

Rebirth.

New life.

New changes.

The Petal Patch moves from the east side of the square.

And over next to Mason Building Supply.

The square lives and breathes.

A dynamic unto itself.

Witness to change time and time again.

Businesses that used to be.

For instance, the Law Offices of Geistweidt & Whitworth and the

Mason County Title Company.

Once upon a time, there was a service station there.

And Jimmy Schmidt sold tires.

Tess Geistweidt told me so.

Yep, many have come and gone.

Around the square and off.

Car dealership and grocery store.

Cafe and jewelry shop.

Sears Catalog store and barber shop.

Dry goods and mechanic.

Mohair warehouse and drugstore.

Soda fountain and beauty parlor.

Insurance agency and stagecoach stop.

Around around the square.

And all around town.

Change being inevitable.

Or things die.

Towns.

People.

Dinosaurs.

Entire cultures.

One must adapt.

Adjust.

Ad lib.

Go with the flow.

Or go.

As poet Kenneth O. Hanson wrote,

“To bend is not necessarily to give in.”

That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is an author, poet, and real estate broker on the square.

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