Tuesday, January 4, 2011


A short while ago, I traveled with some funny, bright friends in this snazzy vehicle.  We entertained ourselves by sharing memories of life in The Crossroads.  One story dovetailed into another.  Laughter was brought on by the realization that we hadn't realized how innocent of a time in which we lived.  Keys to houses were rare, drive-in movies were entertainment, newspapers were created by intelligent people, cars were made out of metal and people played as hard as they worked in those days. 

Spicing up the journey was great food and a few drawings for door prizes.  No one was lucky enough to win the El Camino Real; we will leave that to the local historian to "own."  However, there were other prizes that tied into the hot topics of The Crossroads. 

No one could think of Victoria without thinking of BOOTS, so naturally, a lucky winner walked away with a pair of Victoria themed boots.  It was noted that the official seal on the boots has the incorrect French flag, but what can you do?  That would mean that someone who designs seals for the city would actually know their history of the different flags of the countries. 
Another "hot topic" for The Crossroads is the future of a very large industry moving here to help boost our economy.  Well, let's just hope that the Cat factory does get built; tax money is put into the local pot; and jobs are plentiful.  In the meantime, some lucky guy was able to win a representation of the promise to our community.

We all had a great time and I would like to take this time to thank our generous host and hostesses for our journey.  Couldn't have asked for anything more.  Good conversations with intelligent people; yummy refreshments; beautifully decorated home; and enough humor sprinkled in to make the hours fly by all made this the highlight of the Holidays.  Thank you all for such a great time.


  1. Love the Real El Camino! Snazzy, indeed!

    Glad you had a good time. All the conversation was wonderful. Looking forward to the Summer Convocation.

  2. Those boots are impressive....actually better looking than the real things!!! Shame I missed out on those! Next time I come around will be with more notice so you can join too, can't wait to meet you!

  3. Thanks again, Edith for the arranging and providing for such a wonderful time.

    VBB, you were missed, for sure. We must get together.