For the past few days I have been unable to think of anything to post about that would be of the slightest interest even to me.
So I have resorted to Old Faithful – a Picture Post! 🙂
Meet Buster and Beatrice Crab, currently resting on some over-size books. The crabs have an interesting story. Back in the 1970s the state of Virginia adopted the slogan “Virginia is for Lovers” for a campaign to encourage tourism. The state of Maryland, where I was living, not to be outdone by its neighboring state, countered with its own advertising campaign: “Maryland is for Crabs!” Maryland is well known for great seafood – especially Maryland Crab-cakes. The Maryland National Bank joined the promotion by giving out free stuffed crabs to depositors. I got two of them. I named the one on the left “Buster” in honor of Buster Crabbe – an Olympic Gold Medalist in swimming in 1932 , and subsequently a movie star who was famous for playing Tarzan a few times, but mainly for playing Flash Gordon. I named his mate Beatrice just for the sake of alliteration. I move Buster and Beatrice around in the house now and then – just so they don’t get bored. 😉
That is all!