Columbia joke: A young man was asking a young woman out for a date. She kept refusing him with all sort of excuses. He finally asked her, "Will you ever go out with me?" and she answered, "Yes, when they close the River Hill swimming pool."
During more then the first three decades of our town, the Columbia Association's management, in a policy of Divide and Rule, kept playing village against village and neighborhood against neighborhood, by favoring one over another with perks like modernizations and upgrades to facilities like swimming pools. We hoped that those days were over.