Okay, Arizona. Enough of this nonsense! It was 31o here in Apache Junction overnight Wednesday night and about 40o at 9 a.m. And it was cold all day long. I highly disapprove! Meanwhile, when I talked to my son last night, he was bragging that it was in the low 80s at his place in Alabama. I’m writing his smart aleck butt out of the will!
We were on the go all day yesterday, including a wasted trip to a bookstore that had wanted me to bring some of my Big Lake books by, since they said they like to feature books from this region. As it turned out, they were only interested in carrying them if I would agree to be there for an author reading and book signing. I would have been okay with that, but the next time they had available was in March. If I have my way about it, I will be sitting on my pontoon boat, fishing, a long way from Arizona in March!
As some of you know, I collect police badges, as well as antique chauffeur, cab driver, and company employee badges. Poking around at a shop yesterday, I found this unique item. It was an ID badge for a freed black man on hire to a railroad from before the Civil War. I also found an excellent book on western ghost towns that will give me some great story fodder.
This afternoon my daughter Tiffany and her family are driving down from their home in Show Low for a visit, and I am sure looking forward to seeing her and the grandkids. And then, unless something unplanned comes up, we’ll be on the road Saturday, headed home. I am looking forward to that, too. But hopefully, it won’t be as fast as the rushed trip we made to Arizona.
And in closing, here’s a chuckle to start your day, from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us. Given our penchant for exploring antique and junk shops, it seemed fitting.
Thought For The Day – Life is short, make sure you spend as much time possible on the Internet arguing with strangers about politics.