Yes, it is a Herkimer crime posting. But it’s also a celebration of art–Herkimer art. And we couldn’t have done it without those kids. Ah! The energy of youth.
The Herkimer Post is pleased to unveil Herkimer’s first contemporary art exhibit. (That college up on the hill is fettered by traditional art.) The Herkimer Junk Tree is genuine Herkimer Village art, crafted from the contributions of Herkimer’s talented but shy class of junk-hurler artisans. Like many creative people, Herkimer’s junk hurlers prefer to work unobserved in their quest for artistic purity. But The Herkimer Post is pleased to be able to share some of their faces and addresses with you, as the junk hurlers have so generously shared their junk with us. (They hurled themselves at our cameras. ) Let’s address comments and questions on our last posting, Titanium Golf Club Hurled at Dog Misses Mark, which also had a junk theme:
“You are a peice (sic) of trash.” Rebecca Heun, 334 Pleasant Ave., Herkimer
“I’d like to know how you get off on recording little children.” Holly Getman, 334 Pleasant Ave., Herkimer.
“I’d like to know why my children are being recorded in this video.” Michelle Hudson, 341 Eureka Ave., Herkimer.
Here’s why we record: to protect ourselves from people like you and your children, and from such crimes as harassment, trespassing, animal cruelty, and property destruction. And because it’s our right, which Pleasant Avenue’s Melodie Schulze may now dimly grasp.
Why are your kids on the Internet this time? Because two of them are engaging in criminal acts. One lad’s from 334 Pleasant Ave., Herkimer, the other 341 Eureka Ave., Herkimer. Both houses are Jay Smith rental properties. Watch as they breach our freshly damaged fence. (Note that the hole being dug in Jay Smith’s parking lot in the previous video is now larger.)
As for our 334 Pleasant Ave’s commentators, Rebecca Heun and Holly Getman, here’s a kid from your house throwing yet something else at our old sick Bear. Then both kids try to enter again through our vandalized fence. (Watch as the far end of the fence moves.)
Ms. Hudson, Getman and Heun, I’d vote for any of you for Herkimer Mother of the Year, but I’ve already promised my vote to your mentor, 333 Pleasant Avenue’s Joyce Barton.
Next posting: an investigation of what’s behind the latest rash of crime on our property. Here’s the recent vandalism to our fence:
Ending on the upbeat, proof that great art can touch even the most savage young heart: