Monday, June 14, 2010
Try as he might, Papa couldn't keep his pipe smoke from spelling out the names of random U.S. cities. "Cleveland, Ohio" it would say. "El Paso, Texas". One time he even got "San Juan, Puerto Rico", even though it's a U.S. protectorate.
But his all-time favorite was "Louisville, Kentucky". He loved the way those dainty little letters dissolved into the night air. "Hey Handsome," they seemed to say. "I like your mustache."