Not Inspiring Confidence

I recently visited northwestern Connecticut. During a drive from one point to another I passed the “Lost Acres Fire Department” in West Granby.

The name made me wonder about its origin and other things.

Is their motto?:

  • “We give up.”
  • or: “Call someone else to control the fire.”
  • or: “We’re on our way, just had to stop for directions again. Our GPS took us to a dead end.”

The actual history of the fire department can be seen here.

The Lost Acres name comes from a confused landowner who settled in the area long ago.


Another Connecticut land quirk is nearby to the north. The famous border notch with Massachusetts caused by a colonial days land dispute between the colonies/early states. The notch was the compromise. Without it, the Connecticut border would be a straight line.

As it’s been a while since our last free-write… set a timer for ten minutes. Write without pause (and no edits!) until you’re out of time.

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