40 South News received an unsolicited photo on Monday of a large (almost four feet tall) toy pony at the corner of Lowry Street and Moller Avenue with a description of how it (“she”) “magically appeared one day,” and that it’s been a “cheery addition to Maplewood in these uncertain and troubling times,” plus more.
Hello Doug: Retired Show Pony, Choo-Choo Larue, has recently taken up residence in Maplewood at the corner of Lowry Street and Moller Avenue. She magically appeared one day last week and has been stoically on-point near the R/R tracks every and night to the delight of the neighborhood (especially the kids). Andrew, a neighborhood admirer likes checking on her from his window. Some of us have taken to grooming her and picking her up after a high wind. And magically, drivers turning the corner are more cautious of late, texting much less and slowing down to admire her. Choo-Choo has been a cheery addition to Maplewood in these uncertain and troubling times.