Ever offered your services to a project that, in your heart of hearts, you knew would never come off, only to find not only has your offer been accepted, but you've become the prime mover in seeing it accomplished? I have, and I have now joined the worshipful company of Mayberry house painters to prove it. Mercifully, the weather is glorious, no one is harping at me and with luck I'll finish tomorrow.
In the mean time, on offer is a very early TTMB rerun. While not particularly well written, the situation itself is funny. It is also a cautionary tale. If you are planning a wedding in the next year pay close attention to the venues you select. Election time will be too swiftly upon us. From October 20, 2008:
Another funny story.
This photo was taken at a political rally in St. Louis this past weekend. Let me point out several local landmarks. The white building in the background is the Old Federal Courthouse, scene of the early Dred Scott trials in the 1850's. There is a street behind the speaker, and directly across that street is a Catholic Church, known as the Old Cathedral. Behind the Old Cathedral are the Arch, and St. Louis riverfront.
Several months ago, a young couple were planning their wedding. They checked the calendar to make certain that the Cardinals would not be playing, (the Cardinals play a block or 2 to the left of the Courthouse) and that the Blues hockey team (a mile or so away)was not in town. Thus assured, they scheduled their Old Cathedral wedding, for 12pm Saturday.
Local reports suggest that nearly 100,000 attended the noon political rally which was held immediately outside the church door. Supposedly, the local police did an exemplary job in getting the wedding party and guests to the church on time.
Report in Sunday's paper indicated that the bride's family was still planning on voting for the other guy.