A tip of the cap
We attended Licking County Foundation’s Open House in waves yesterday. Chrissy and Cheri left before traffic and got there first. I did not, but got there, nonetheless. Did any one of our three take a single photo of the event? No, we did not. At least, I thought about it – as I was leaving – and captured this photo of the Licking County Courthouse. The lovely scene reminded of the time, now many years ago, when I was asked to be a judge for the Midland Theatre’s Ralphie Look-Alike Contest.
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The Midland was showing The Christmas Story and had wisdom enough to invite only out-of-town judges. At that time, I knew nothing about their wisdom, but very soon became wise when I felt very fortunate to be able to escape town shortly after the group’s decision was announced. Apparently, those who dress their children up like Ralphie in an attempt to win something can be very passionate…
As I was walking (or maybe runnning) to my car many years ago, I remember being struck by the decked-out courthouse and the Christmas music that was being piped through the speakers on the lampposts. It felt like I had gone back in time. And it was nice. But… I had a town to escape… Last night, there was no need to rush. No controversial votes were cast. We simply celebrated the remarkable Connie Hawk and wished her well in her retirement. Even the Licking County Courthouse tipped its cap.