The brick pavers on the sidewalks of the Monument Circle
area of downtown Indy add warmth and relieve the otherwise cold
gray appearance of the surrounding buildings. A large expanse
of these pavers was added last summer along Washington Street and
have added to the beauty of the restored storefronts.
Every once in a while, however, the pavers need
to have maintenance work done to replace any broken
bricks and to rebuild any of their base layer that has become
loosened due to the upheavals caused by weather.
Last Monday, I found a group of the maintenance men working
at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Ohio Streets,
some cutting and fitting the pavers, others sweeping and
brushing brick dust into the seams between
One of the men had his hair wrapped in blue cloth to keep
it from becoming soiled from the brick dust. He reminded me of
someone, whose name I couldn't recall at the time.
Marge Simpson, perhaps?