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Patriotic Turtle

Posted in Undogegorized by chamblee54 on September 21, 2008


PG was finishing another folder of picture manipulation. He made the sunday morning call to Uzi at 11:37, 23 minutes before noon. This is well ahead of the standard of slack that governs such things.
Uzi had an idea for the afternoon. The Sandy Springs festival was going on. The parking might be a problem, but the goings on were barely a mile from his house.
At 1:30, PG showered, shaved, and put on a shirt with buttons. This is Sandy Springs we are talking about. A little while later, PG and Uzi were in the Target, looking for a close parking spot. Now, part of the rationale for the festival was to walk, but a good parking spot was sought nonetheless. It is like people who drive like madmen to get to work early, when they hate the job.
The festival had a five dollar cover charge. The recently unemployed PG fretted about it, and determined to make it worthwhile with food samples and freebies. As it turned out, there was a car exhibit off the festival grounds, and the two were asked for the admission fee again. The gate where they had gone in had neglected to stamp their hands. PG made a note of this for next year… enter through the car exhibit, and say you had paid at the main gate.
These festivals are big sales parties. People give you samples of this and that, and ask you if you know where the joeblow market is. You learn to automatically say yes, I know where it is. If a Jew for Jesus looks your way, you are in a hurry to get somewhere. When a candidate asks you for your support, you live in another county. When the McCain lady asked PG if he wanted to buy a bumper sticker, he said
“I don’t have a car”
Soon, a lady gave PG a shopping bag, and his pockets emptied out. Target had a booth, and gave away a lovely bandanna with the Target logo. Target is opening a new store soon, at the Prado shopping center. The Johnson Ferry Road store, the one a mile from Uzi, is going to close. Uzi was not pleased, but such is progress. PG remembered when the Winn Dixie on Clairmont Road closed, and he had to cross Buford Hiway to go to Kroger. All change is not progress.
A little amphitheater had opened in the park. A lady from Nashville, Brinn Black, was singing. It was time to sit down. The lady could sing good, but lots of people can sing good. A few minutes later, there was a girls chorus singing the national anthem. This is a tough song to get right, and the girls did very well. There was a children’s area next to this walkway, down by the gazebo with the original sandy spring. There was a puppet show. PG is easily amused, but he does have standards. It was time to go back to the Target parking lot.

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  1. Cecile Long said, on November 2, 2009 at 3:19 am

    I have to say that the pic of the patriotic turtle is funny.

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