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It's a wonderful life in LaPorte

Dec 21, 2010 1:00:00 AM - chicagotribune.com
Big-city jargon sounds out of place in hardware store with small-town warmth

It was only a help-wanted notice taped to a hardware store window in the small town where we live, but it threw me for a loop. It advertised for an "information technology" assistant, words that sounded like the death knell of the reason we bought a home in LaPorte, Ind. We wanted a year-round version of Bedford Falls, the mythic village in "It's a Wonderful Life," the 1940s movie whose reruns herald the Christmas season.

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