SYMMES TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- It was one of those scenes around which Charles Kuralt, of the famed CBS "One The Road" segments, would have spun a wonderful story.
A woman painting the sign in front of a historic landmark in Camp Dennison. She was there as I went about running errands earlier on a Monday in May and I thought it interesting that she was tidying up something that not too many people take note of in the first place.
She was there again the next day. And as I drove past I got all the more curious. About a quarter mile down the road, pangs of conscience intruded to the extent I turned around and retraced my steps. It dawned on me that Charlie Kuralt would not drive past this twice without stopping once.
And so it was that I made the acquaintance of Kim Magnuson.
Insiders can read why Magnuson takes time from her life to paint a sign on the side of the road.