A young couple with a large leashed dog is walking around the neighborhood. They are walking slower than the usual resident dog walkers around town and their heads are up, they are paying close attention to their surroundings.
They stop in front of our place and talk, pointing out various spots, and then they continue on.
Lindsey Baum has been missing from McCleary, Washington since June 26th, 2009. So our town is understandably often looked over, discussed, surveyed, and searched.
Or the folks out walking their dog could have been talking about something else. Just as that young woman on horseback going down the street awhile back may have been only that - a young woman on horseback in a rural town.
But until Lindsey is found I and many others here see most everything in McCleary through that lense, through that question - Where is she?