I'm not saying that this horrible cold, windy, rainy snap is ALL my fault, but I can't help personalizing it because I'm so incredibly sick of winter. Winter in May is unnatural, and should not be tolerated. Just ask my blue toes--although that, too, is not Old Man Winter's fault. I should know better than to wear sandals when near freezing temps are predicted. It's just that I'm stubborn and the winter duds go away on May 1. Brrrrr.....
But on to more pleasant things. It wasn't a busy day at Afton Station but it was perfectly adequate and filled with lovely visitors. A guy from nearby Wyandotte, OK came in for the third or fourth time today. He always buys a lot of goodies and always pays in $2 bills! Today, I ended up with more than $60 in those bills, so if anyone wants them, I'll be happy to make change with them until they are used up.
Folks also came from Shawnee, KS . . .
Ron M. was with me today. Yesterday, Robin held down the fort, and Tattoo Man came to greet our Route 66 friend Ed Klein from Arizona. I'm so sorry I had to miss Ed!
I am sure you are not the only person who is sick of winter weather still hanging around. Maybe someone forgot to announce the current month is May!!!!
Thanks for sharing interesting stories - keep up the good work.
BTW, please share the reason the person has so many $2 bills, what did he tell you?
We might be going to Joplin in August and perhaps see you there.
T-bird in St. Louis
T-Bird -- He didn't say and I didn't ask. He barely said a word, just found a few things to buy and put them on the counter. I sensed that he wasn't the chatty type. When I asked him where he was from, I got a one-word answer. :-)
Laurel - I am sorry I missed you too!! My friend Bill from Chicago was with me and he purchased several things with $2 bills as well - so there actually were TWO gents who came in with $2 bills!!
Before the trip, he went to the bank and ordered $400 in $2 bills (200 bills total) and paid with pretty much EVERYTHING with the $2 bills - the looks on folks faces... Classic!
I will try to get by you around the festival (you going?) - Email me about the sign.
Route 66 World
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