MAILBAG: Is there something vile about the sign?

Ryan of Spring Lake asked, "What's going on with the sign near Holmes Elementary School that reads, 'Looking and drooling?'"
Mark Brooky
Sep 12, 2012

 

ANSWER:

When we first saw this question, we were afraid there was something vile about the sign. The sign is on River Street in Spring Lake. It faces the house, not the school, and turned out to be quite innocent.

The sign wasn't placed for inappropriate purposes, explained the homeowner's sister, Bonnie Beukema. She said her sister's intention might have involved people looking at the flowers in her frontyard and potentially being jealous of them.

Beukema, who is currently taking care of the property while her sister is at a nursing home facility, said she has considered taking the sign down because she "never liked the sign."

Thanks to Tribune reporter Krystle Wagner for digging into this for us.

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