I don’t seem to be able to reply to comments on my own blog. I do like WordPress, but it does have a bug or two.
You’re absolutely correct about Post 100 and my mother. It does confuse the subject a bit. That’s why I need readers. I am shooting from the hip. Write, insert a picture or two, and post. There’s no superego to my id. (Or whatever.) I put a Band-Aid on it. Go look. And tell your friends to go look, too.
The McNeely Conservatory needs some explanation,too, I suppose. The Como Park Conservatory has been around for decades. My complaint isn’t about naming a building after someone for good reason, but rather it feels like people buy prominent public spaces and turn them into personal memorials.
Now…I will admit that I don’t know the McNeely story. I did do a few searches to see if maybe she saved the place from burning down or something, but I cannot find any reference to her so I don’t know what she did to earn the naming rights other than buy it. I made some presumptions about the children, too, and I’ll own up to them now. I presumed that poor Mrs. McNeely died and her family gave to the conservatory in her name. My thinking was like this: The kids get together and decide to kick in some cash in their mother’s name and so as to not be left out, the make a point of having a plaque dedicated that includes their names as well. Maybe I am becoming a bitter old cynic.
And my apologies to hillbillies. I thought Jethro was entirely appropriate, however. I referenced both the television and biblical Jethro in a proper way, I thought.
And I am so disappointed the U No Hu didn’t see the simple beauty of the paper cups. That’s one of my favorite posts. Right after the shoes. (I like my shoes.)
This is Post #101. Things will only get better if I have an audience paying attention. So I appreciate the comments. Now go spread the good word of Tour in Yellow. Give A Trour in Yellow a reason to blog…and give WordPress a reason to de-bug my comment section.