An article from an editorial in our local paper yesterday, the headline:"Performance shows culture has a place in the Valley".
A local couple bought an old opera house in 2000 and restored it. Good for them. The first performance in 100 years was held there last year. I hate opera. Poor Kittycat, she claims to like opera, this started early in our marriage 20 some years ago when I walked in on her watching opera on PBS. I said to her, "nobody likes opera, some only pretend to". She still insists to this day that she enjoys opera. And I still half jokingly say nobody enjoys opera.
Of course writers and editors believe they have a little more class than the rest of us. Here's a quote from the article:
"Our area has been knocked around in a number of national rankings when it comes to culture. But we now have something to point at that shows with the right people and proper resources our little neck of the woods can stand up with the best of them when it comes to cultural activities".
"If our area really wants to grow and attract people and businesses then it needs to support these and similar ventures."
Give me a break! Businesses come to an area where they can make the most profit. A good school system, clean neighborhoods and low crime helps. Some businesses may claim that culture attracted them, but I don't believe it.