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Downtown Lodi’s lifelike statue exhibit bids farewell

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Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 6:38 am, Wed Jul 13, 2011.

Aly Pennino and her brother, Tony, stared quizzically at the Seward Johnson statue that has become known as “Bob the Window Washer” on the corner of Walnut Street and School Street on Tuesday.

Tony, a slight, blond-haired boy, and his younger sister sauntered around the statue, never really taking their eyes off of the life-like face of the statuesque man who had been cleaning the same window of Texture Salon since he was placed there three months ago.

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7 comments:

  • Josh Morgan posted at 11:11 am on Thu, Jul 14, 2011.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 532

    I enjoyed the statues.......hate to see them go.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 10:47 am on Thu, Jul 14, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    It was fun watching the overimbibers carrying on a conversation with them.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:38 am on Thu, Jul 14, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    I also agree with Mr Kinderman in reference to the statues appearance. It was pleasant and different. A number of times, I would get to work here downtown around 5:00 AM and see a shadowy figure standing next to the theater. I would think to myself... what is that person doing there... then I would remember it was the statue. I also have enjoyed watching people study the statues just like one would do with an interesting painting in an art gallery.
    Ill have good memories.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:31 am on Thu, Jul 14, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Ms Bobin stated...Oh, I think Mr. Kinderman is way too straight-laced for that, Mr. Chaney...

    Ms Bobin... I have not thought of Mr Kinderman as straight-laced.. I just think of him as ethical and principled... depending on what one perceives it to be, maybe you are right!

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 1:54 pm on Wed, Jul 13, 2011.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Oh, I think Mr. Kinderman is way too straight-laced for that, Mr. Chaney. It actually states that in the last sentence of the article.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 12:54 pm on Wed, Jul 13, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Jerome, only you would conjure up a demented idea of groping a statue? Prattle on, brother.

     
  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 9:04 am on Wed, Jul 13, 2011.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2346

    Oh no! Statues being "groped" right here in our own version of "River City?" That spells trouble with a capital “T!” Well, thankfully they're on their way out because I'm sure that window washer was just asking for it!

    In all seriousness, I'm actually going to miss "them" as each time I've either walked the streets or driven through the downtown area, there was an air of "uniqueness" in Lodi - a description often attributed to this, but until their arrival I never really sensed it.

    Perhaps if we paid “Bob” a little more he’d reconsider being moved back to Joisey?

     
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