The idea of a giant cow had occupied a corner of Jerry Braun's imagination for the better part of two years. Many times, he'd admired the king-size fiberglass bull that pops up occasionally in supermarket parking lots and decided he'd like something like that himself.
Melissa Carlisle is one of those people who likes to figure out stuff on her own. I learned this the other day as she was cleaning my teeth – dental hygiene being a subject she learned at the University of Kentucky and not on-line.
He used to show up around construction sites downtown – a stocky, 50-ish man carrying a toolbox, wearing a hard hat, dressed in a clown costume. Hardly anyone who saw him knew his name, but he was a familiar figure wherever something was being torn down or under construction in Greater Cincinnati.
Long before Over-the-Rhine was a swanky, gentrified, high-rent, cool kind of zone, it was home to Poley’s Big and Tall Men’s shop, where “big” was a relative term, where the customers were more often “big” than “tall.”