The Minuteman statue just begs to be decorated.
Over the years he’s worn a Santa Claus hat and Easter bunny ears. He’s had flowers — and a bagel — stuck in his musket.
It’s all in good fun. Even if, every time, a few folks get all bent out of shape about the “desecration” of our town symbol.
This time, though, the entire statue is involved. The Minuteman looks like — I don’t know, an early Halloween celebrant.
But hold your fire. (Get it?!)
The wrapping job was official. The stones around it — and the statue itself — are being power washed.
Soon the cover will come off. The Minuteman will look as good as new. Or, at least as good as he did when the statue was dedicated in 1910.
And we can all go back to lovingly decorating the guy.