Former Gov. Mike Foster is not one for pomp and circumstance. Truth be known, he detests it. Foster, though, turned out for a rather formal affair last week in his hometown of Franklin. He was on hand to witness one of his protégés, Gov. Bobby Jindal, announce the state would invest some $2 million to rehabilitate part of city hall to house papers and other collectibles that the 83-year-old former governor accumulated during his two terms in office from 1996-2004. It's a fitting tribute for a man who history will judge as one of Louisiana's finer two-term governors. Mark my word. It's a wise investment, too, for Foster's archives will serve to educate the citizenry for generations to come. Foster's path to becoming governor was atypical to say the least. A successful businessman who earned a fortune growing and harvesting sugar cane as well as from his construction company, Foster didn't enter politics until he was 57 years old.Subscribe to Read!