Well, it was bound to happen many will say but today I was awakened to the fact that yes, even here in lovely Chelmsford your favorite or sentimental items can and will be stolen! For many, many years I have had a wonderful, small Tin Man adorning my garden at the entryway into my property. Not easily visible to the street however as it's tucked beyond my stone wall but precious and lovely to me none the less. For many, many years, he has stood guard there, a testament to me that yes, I could have trust that he would be there day after day with incident as I lived in a community, a world where people respected your things. Unfortunately I discovered today that it not true as I tended to this garden early this morning only to discover the hole left behind where my Tin Man stood for all those years. I have posted a sign thanking this individual (or individuals) in waking me up to the fact that something truly sentimental to me is "up for grabs" without a care. Thank you for dispelling my belief and for breaking my heart!