Deindustrialization swept over Pennsylvania. Few were surprised when this wave of ruin reached Tyrone and the paper mill closed.
After his final shift, Lawrence had a couple of the old bleach drums loaded into the back of his pickup.
His inability to provide eventually undid him, but he kept the drums under the basement stairs.
When the bank finally foreclosed on his house, Lawrence caught a train for Pittsburgh.
No one in Tyrone ever saw Lawrence again or his wife and children for that matter.
At least not until the sheriff’s sale when someone knocked over an old bleach drum.