Hammond, Indiana is a town we lived in for a couple of years. Amy grew up in the area, known as the Calumet Region. Refineries and factories are the area's forests... The squirrels are black from the pollution and there is a cancer clinic on every corner.
Funny thing about Hammond, is it's the same town Jean Shepherd talks about in the movie 'A Christmas Story'. Truly a casualty of industry.
Dennis is a fine person and we consider him a friend till the end.