On our tour back north last week, we made several stops in Kentucky. In Glasgow, KY, we passed out literature on the street and then, well, experienced some engine problems with our ’78 camper. Specifically, it was blowing black smoke. We limped into Glasgow Tire and Auto, with the “dog house” off over the engine and my son Joseph and I manually controlling the air flow into the carburetor. Not something every presidential candidate has to deal with, but I mean when you’re a “populist candidate,” well, it comes with the territory. The carburetor was, indeed, the problem, and we had to have a new one installed, at 600 bucks. Ouch! (Have I mentioned it’s a low budget campaign?) Glasgow Tire did a great job with the installation and the camper ran like a top (excuse the cliche) all the way to LaGrange, KY, where we passed out more literature and stopped in the downtown to view two quite poignant, engraved head stones. One was a “Law Enforcement Memorial,” with the names of two local fallen officers, one killed on Feb. 25, 1955 in the line of duty, the other killed April 16, 2003. At the bottom of the memorial was the Biblical passage about …there being no greater love than someone laying down their life for another. Next to the law enforcement memorial was a Fallen Heroes / Firefighters Memorial for local firefighters. There again were two names and the years: 1971 and 2002. Although in all our travels, I can’t remember the last time I saw similar downtown memorials to deceased, local police officers and firefighters, I couldn’t help but wish every town square had them. Note: After Kentucky, we have entered back into Ohio where we’re making a pitt stop at a farm near the western border. As we ready for the next tour leg, we are trying to raise campaign donations. If you can help, please send your check to the: Schriner Presidential Election Committee, 14304 Mangen Rd., Yorkshire, Ohio 45388-9715. Thank you.