Legion hall collapses to rubble

Now here's one I got a good chuckle from as I read it this morning ...

In short, a local American Legion hall collapsed Sunday night, suffering from old age as so many buildings are.

It took only a few seconds around suppertime on Sunday
for decades of tradition and history to crash into rubble
along Main Street in Burlington Junction.
Sad story. But what threw me was this quote from one of the Legion members ...

"We knew it was going to happen, we just didn't know when."

Deeper in the news story, there's another gem of a reporting.

While on his way to Shenandoah, Iowa, around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Bragg said he noticed that a section of brickwork, perhaps six feet by ten feet, had crumbled away from the structure's east wall. He didn't think much about it and went on his way.
Why the heck were these guys still using the building!?

Why weren't they repairing it!?

Why weren't they gathering up all of their history and memorabilia and putting it somewhere for safe keeping!?

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