It’s beginning to look a lot like Independance Day

On the way up north for Hiawatha, I stopped for lunch at my favorite stopping point, Charlie’s Country Corner just south of Grayling. (Must be the name.) It’s a gas station, convenience store, trucker rest stop and service area, souvenir shop, and an Arby’s. I got my beef & cheddar and curly fries, and sat down near a window. Looking across the room, I saw … this:
My country, 'tis a tree
Yes, it’s a Christmas tree, decorated with red, white, and blue ribbons and flags and such. I kid you not. I had to get this photo at the risk of looking like a total tourist, just to prove I saw it.

I’m not going to even mention that this was almost two weeks past Independance Day, because, really, there’s a military base nearby and it’s America and all. It’s harmless. That bear trap display on the wall next to the tree, now that might not have been harmless once upon a time….


About songdogmi

I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
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3 Responses to It’s beginning to look a lot like Independance Day

  1. Anonymous says:

    I still have The Giant Clam on my bucket list…..

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Fran

    • songdogmi says:

      I saw it years ago. I thought it would be bigger, but I guess it is pretty big for a clam. Dave, Julie, and their youngest told me they were just at Sea Shell City about a week or so ago, so I would guess they saw the clam.

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