hydrangea blossoming

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Well, at Least Tenuously Together

You go out into the world, you learn something.  Today, I crossed the border to obtain Okenagan peaches and nectarines and returned to find, at the U.S. side of the border, a large sign announcing that the burn ban was on.  Which is a good thing to announce to people coming down who might not otherwise know.

The sign was brought to us by the P.R. Fire District, which is certainly who should be bringing this information to our attention, but it was accompanied by something new.  After the burn-ban and the PR Fire District information, it said:

"Point Roberts.  Together in Unity."

I guess we've got a new motto, although it seems much more aspirational than descriptive.  My own experience at the Point would suggest a more modest kind of motto:  "Doing the Best We Can with What We Have," maybe.  Or, perhaps,  "At Odds and Planning to Stay That Way."  "Tenuously Together on Occasion" might capture it best.


himiko said...

"Tenuously Together on Occasion" is a fine slogan. I'm visualizing a permanent banner above Tyee so it's the first thing visitors see. Maybe even a carved gateway. It could happen, if we all come together, tenuously.

Anonymous said...

Judy living in Bham and read your column for over a year now. I always enjoy your articles. This morning while eating breakfast I had to laugh. Thanks for that