The restored Meadow Gold sign is finally "official". Although I was about 10 minutes late for the ceremony (dialysis, y'know), I managed to get there for all the significant speeches. Lots of speeches. LOTS of speeches! There was a good crowd, most of whom are people I know, familiar faces from the OK Route 66 Association, Tulsa city government, reps from the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture and the Historical Society. Kaisa Berthuli from the National Parks Service traveled here from Albuquerque to make presentations. I was glad to meet up with a few people I haven't seen for ages, which is always fun.
I took a few pictures and Ron M., who is taller, took a few with my camera since I was in the back row. Ron Warnick of Route 66 News (http://rwarn17588.wordpress.com/) was on the front row (actually, on the ground in front) so you might want to check out his pictures later, as I'm sure they'll be much better than mine.
They're going to light the neon tonight, so if I can stay up until dark, which is not always easy for me, I'll drive down there and get the much-anticipated night shots. Meanwhile, here are a couple for now.....
Kaisa Berthuli of the National Parks Service addresses the crowd
I like the skyline of downtown Tulsa slightly visible in this picture.
Brad Nickson just sent me this picture that he took this morning. That's yours truly, looking rotten in red, and Julie Miner, LaSandra Nickson, and Marilyn Emde, all friends from the OK Route 66 Association.
Beautiful! We'll look forward to the sign in its neon glory!
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