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FAYETTEVILLE, TEXAS
Local Personality

Louis Polansky

by John Troesser
Louis Polansky was once introduced to us as "The Town Worrier." We hadn't heard of a town worrier before and we wouldn't have believed it if it wasn't Louis introducing himself. Louis also serves as the town historian, welcoming committee and can be seen (and heard) playing guitar occasionally at Fayetteville's festivals. Louis as greeter stopped by and gave us vegetable plants when we first moved to town. We took this to be an old custom insuring that newcomers would make it through the winter and be around to pay their share of taxes next year. Our first winter was indeed tough and it was thanks to Louis' ornamental cabbage that we're here to write this entry.

Louis has forgotten more about Fayetteville than any 8 townspeople can collectively remember. He and his wife Irene write a column for the La Grange paper. If there's something happening in Fayetteville - Louis is usually leaving when we get there. Often it was Louis who caused the happening. Recently he has told us that he's resigned his position as town worrier - we're not sure if things have gotten better or if they've gotten so bad that he decided worrying is useless.

April 2001
John Troesser
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