These hand written directories, found at the Willington Rest Area in Connecticut, are absolutely fascinating:
What kind of soul takes the time to write this information down to help out strangers they'll never meet? And these are posted in a highway rest stop, which most locals wouldn't have a need to visit.
When we stopped at the rest area a group of Scouts (perhaps this troop?) was offering up free coffee, doughnuts and bagels. Maybe they are responsible for this info. But somehow, this doesn't strike me as writing from the hand of a Scout.
Regardless, I'm both impressed and give a bit more hope for our society.
And don't tell me you can't think of novel ways to improve your community: in this case, all it took was a pen, paper and some time.