Time in paradise includes nostalgic side trip


A wood cabinet with triangular drawers holds assorted nuts and bolts at the store. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Welcome to the Old General Store in Cataract, in northern Owen County. The store and all its contents are for sale. SUBMITTED PHOTO

There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.

—Ursula K. LeGuin

I spent last weekend with a group of writers in paradise.

Some people like to call it the Retreat Campus in Quincy. As paradises go, there was much to behold — Cataract Falls was a few minutes drive, as was the oldest continuously running general store in Indiana, Cataract Old General Store.

While there, we wrote our impressions:

Pati Page of Bargersville wrote:

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