New beginnings. Commencements. Origins. Ready, Set…. GO. Yeppers. This is the Grand Opening of 188. One might expect a ticker tape parade, or a big hoopla. Or even a Whoop-Tee-Do.
But the fact of the matter is…. it feels an awful lot like 368 to me.
It is reminiscent of most birthdays. The “event” comes and goes, and when the icing finally dries on your face…. you are pretty much the same. Really just one day older than you were the last.
Yet… a few people took notice of the “end of one” …. “start of the other”. You see…. I got a couple of presents from readers in the mail today. Sweet. A lady from Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania sent me a pair of Pajama Jeans. And another lady from Roanoke, Virginia sent me a Pink Snuggy. (Thank you Carla and Joan, respectively.)
OK. First off…. I looked up Nanty Glo. It is a real place. I think it sounds funny. (But PA has a lot of funny places… like Fairchance, Hellam, Honey, Bottom, Eighty Four, Mars, Lover, Climax and Lick Run…. to name a few.)
Secondly, these gifts are things that I wrote about last year. So tonight I will kick off my column by writing about Red Porsches and Diamond Necklaces.
Red Porsches and Diamond Necklaces.
Finally, it once again, reminds me… that people are just plain old nice. All over the place. They makes life good…. nice people do. Really, really good.
So, without further ado… I bring you 188…. from Here to Obscurity.
Let the games begin.
“The world is round ….. and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning. ” –Ivy Baker Priest