snow? and a couple of questions

We’re supposed to get 5-11 inches of snow. (That, by the way, strikes me as a ridiculous number. Somewhere between 5 and 11? That’s like saying, “Kind of a lot.”) I will believe it when I see it–although it is true that when we get snow here it is almost always in March.

Anyway, a couple of things have been bugging me that I have seen a lot since we moved to this area–both of them car-related. Well, auto-related.

For some reason, a lot of people here have decals on the backs of their vehicles that say, for example, “In Loving Memory of Papa–June 6, 1944-February 8, 2001.” Or whatever. The point is, the car is supposed to be some kind of a rolling memorial to a loved one. While I guess bereavement is one of those situations where you do whatever floats your boat, I can’t imagine wanting to be remembered via, say, a 1994 GMC van. (I would prefer, just in case anyone wants to get on this while I am still alive to appreciate it, a marble obelisk–possibly with a flame at the top. You know, something classy.)

The other, semi-related thing that has been bothering me is this: Many trucks in this area have religious proclamations across the back. I don’t mean pickup trucks. I mean big trucks. Semis. Dump trucks. Cement mixers. What moves a person to paint or sticker “Jesus Is My Savior and He Can Be Yours Too!” or “God Loves Me” across the back of a dump truck? (The answer to this rhetorical question is obvious, I guess–religious zeal–but seriously, is that what the Almighty is likely to want anyway?)

So far I like WordPress. I’ll like it more if I can figure out how to move/change the “greenepiece” at the top so that it no longer makes me look horribly disfigured.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Maggie on March 2, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Vehicular memorials seem preferable to most memorials that I see. Most of the memorials that I see on a regular basis are on t-shirts, backpacks, and on flesh (in tattoo form).

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