Mendham-Chester Patch editor Russ Crespolini apparently isn't much of a fan of Morristown. Sure, he says, it's the county seat and a cultural hub — but he also says it's a hollow version of its former self.
, he told his readers:
"There is a new store where Woolworths used to be. There are new condos where Epsteins stood as a silent sentinel to the heart of the town. There is a new family in my grandmother's house on Wetmore Avenue."
And he told his readers in the comments section: "I can sum up what Morristown feels like without Epsteins ... sort of like a really beautifully wrapped present with nothing inside."
Now, to put that in context, Crespolini also explains that a lot of what he used to love about Morristown is tied into childhood memories of his grandmother. And now that both his grandmother and the institutions he associated with her are gone, it's hard to see Morristown the way he once did. And we can understand that.
But what would you tell him to turn him around? What's your favorite part of today's Morristown — where can Russ Crespolini make new memories he'll cherish with his family? Or ... does he have it right? Have we lost something special we'll never get back? Tell us in the comments.