Sunday, February 13, 2011
February 12, 2011 Miller Bakery Café
Miller Beach, Gary, IN
There are very few reasons to visit Gary, Indiana. With the closing of the Miller Bakery Café, there is now one less reason to visit this city. How did this happen to Gary? This city supplied the steel that helped make the United States the most powerful country in the world. Now the country lets it rot and pretends it doesn't exist anymore. The steel mills along the lakeshore provided jobs to generations of families. Those jobs helped create the middle class in this country. Now, the middle class is shrinking rapidly and so is America's standing in the world. The closing of the Miller Bakery Cafe, to steal a phrase from Pink Floyd, is "just another brick in a crumbling wall".