Most of the houses in Handsome looked like they were sculpted from the dirt, bleached gray and carved by wind and heat. The town’s population was 883, and that never changed in all the years I lived there. 680 more words
Tip: Don’t speed on Hwy. 57 (or probably anywhere else) in Southern Illinois, the highway is apparently the local government’s cash register. If there’s an old codger somewhere in a state, who refuses to retire the Trooper threads, I’m the moron that will go 90 and find him.
As we’re rustling though wet leaves, its hard to imagine that this tranquil plot of land has been the subject of so much controversy. In fact, its pretty easy to overlook the community entirely. 830 more words