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September 28, 2013

Sept. 28, 2013: Cheers & Jeers

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“It fell victim to the times

“For nigh on 90 years it stood there

“It was a shame it had to come down

“And nothing will ever look the same

“On Kokomo’s north side of town

“The old building was an eyesore

“But the tower they could have saved

“If he saw what they done to his factory

“George Kingston would turn over in his grave

CHORUS

“Yes, there’s something missing

“And nothing will ever take its place

“The building’s gone, the tower too

“It was leveled down without a trace

“There’s so many who had worked there

“Kingston employees were a close-knit family

“They can take away the tower and the building

“But they can’t take away all the memories”

“I was so proud to have worked there

“I made so many real good friends

“And the people that I worked with

“We’ll be friends to the very end

“I for one will never forget

“All the good times that we had

“And now when you drive down old Webster

“It all looks so very, very sad

“They say they’re gonna build apartments

“Where the old plant once stood

“And I guess it will serve a good purpose

“And turn the land into something good

“They say they’re building all the apartments

“And they’ll be going up pretty fast

“But some night a tenant might be awakened

“By the sound of a ghost from Kingston past”

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