Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

October 24, 2013

Scarecrows have jarring effect


The Andover Townsman

---- — Editor, Towmsman:

I’m sure the scarecrow displays that have appeared on Main Street represent a lot of work on the part of their makers. And I’m sure the intent in displaying them is well intended.

But I’ve got to say that as a citizen the effect is both jarring and disconcerting. Especially at night.

There are just too many references these images raise to disturbing scenes where actual humans were similarly trussed to telephone poles, lamp posts, etc.

I thought I would get used to them after a few days. I haven’t.

I look forward to their removal.

David Berman

71 Bartlet St.