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Fiddler appears on Ogden's office roof


Rachel Olp

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF: This structure mysteriously appeared on Dr. James Ogden’s office roof. It depicts Ogden playing a gypsy horn fiddle while a pair of children dance.

Some enterprising craftsman last week erected a structure on the roof of Dr. James Ogden’s office.

“I have no clue how it got there or where it came from,” Ogden said Monday.

Ogden discovered the work Monday morning when a patient mentioned it. He went out, looked at it, and came back in with a mystified smile.

The structure looks like an image of Ogden playing his gypsy horn fiddle—hardly a common instrument around these parts—with a pair of children from Ogden’s visit to Romania in 2010.

Janelle Lomsdalen in Ogden’s office first heard of the structure while talking with Lynn Wanless at the post office about the “fiddler on the roof,” referencing the popular Broadway sh...

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