April 10, 2009
The City of Scottsdale just mailed me four very nice, crisp photos of me and my truck:
What's cool about it is that it documents an important day in my life. This was Saturday, March 21, and I had spent the day out at Festival of the West, where I had a blast talking to all of the True West Maniacs who came by the booth. I left the festival grounds at Westworld, in north Scottsdale, at 4:30 and I was on my way to a dinner date with my two favorite women on the planet, Deena and Kathy Bell. Unfortunately, I took a wrong turn trying to take the back way to Pima Road. I cussed and made a U-Turn and as I cruised up Pima I tried to make up for lost time (we had a 5 P.M. dinner reservation at Sabas' in Carefree). In their infinite wisdom the City of Scottsdale evidently decided to capture this moment for all eternity (notice the green Festival of the West parking tag on my dashboard) and thus, they sent this wonderful reminder of that great day, along with an invitation to a school they are running where I will learn how to drive all over again. Isn't that sweet?
The photos only cost me $175. That's less than fifty bucks a piece! A bargain at twice the price.
"So much of the civil strife and conflict in our society could be ameliorated by a small touch of mercy."
—Gordon B. Hinckley