I took some backroads into Bellville and Butler, Ohio, today. I put up a flyer in the IGA Store in Butler (pop. 500) then headed into Bellville where the editor of the Bellville newspaper told me someone had called from Butler to let her know I was in the area. (I love small towns.) While in the V&M Family Restaurant in Bellville, I noticed the Ten Commandments on a plaque on the wall and on the menu it said: “Feel free to say a prayer of thanks before eating…” –Al and Joe. I talked to Joe’s son Shawn who said they are Christians who want others to feel free to pray in public here… I then walked about town passing out flyers and talking to people on the street — without as much fanfare as when John Kerry stopped here briefly during Campaign 2004.